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My husband lost his job i...

My husband lost his job in the economic downturn. We are living on my income and his unemployment right now and every week we fear unemployment being cut off. My husband is going to college full time right now and is pursuing his degree but in the meantime ...
—LisaMichigan

Middle class to poverty in two months

I lost my job in social services in May and then my husband lost his job in health care in June. We have three children who have given up given up vacation, sports camps, and TV. My middle child has special needs and was supposed to have tutoring over ...
—JolieIllinois

Hopeless in NJ

The last 3 jobs on my resume don't exist anymore as they were sold.The last 2 jobs I've had to take a pay cut,and each cut is worst than the previous.I put myself through college and earned my degree with no financial help from anyone.The job I have now ...
—MarieNew Jersey

Same as millions of other Americans

I've been laid off 3 times in the last 3 years, and I've been unemployed much longer than I have had jobs, all of which have been through temporary agencies. There is no such thing as a company that pays benefits anymore. They are as extinct as the dinosaur. ...
—RonaldColorado

No American Dream Here

Two of three sons have lost jobs and been unable to find equivalents, even with a good college degree' my husband is out of work even with a college degree, long managerial and work experience, and, further IT training. We are in debt, struggling, wondering ...
—AnonymousOhio

Help for Americans

My husband is in construction and due to the economic situation and also the fact that they are still allowing illegals to work in SC without using the E-Verfication he has been without work for 4 months now. The job that he was employed with is still ...
—Thia South Carolina

A Middle Class Existence, Fraying at the Ends

My husband and I are lucky enough to remain employed, though as a self-employed person, I've witnessed my income shrink by about 50 percent in two years' time. But we've seen many friends and family members in our middle and upper middle class community ...
—LeslieNew Jersey

Nursing Shortage? No, EXPERIENCED NURSING SHORTAGE.

I didn't lose a job...I can't GET a job. Therefore, I haven't even had the opportunity to get unemployment benefits.

I graduated from nursing school (with a $42,000 loan), and passed my boards. No one wants a nurse without at least 1-2 years experience. ...

—Barbara

After 911 I lost my busi...

After 9/11 I lost my business in the Travel Industry. To make matters worse my savings were lost with the market crush.

I am now 64 and find it hard to get work, because my business is now littered with illegal aliens from overseas who come and work ...

—RosemaryCalifornia

My wife was laid off a ye...

My wife was laid off a year ago and lost her COBRA benefits. Our health care costs are skyrocketing, our income dwindling. The "donut hole" expands!
—tySouth Carolina

My husband lost his job 2...

My husband lost his job 2 years ago and has been unable to find comparable work. He is one of those "over-50" men who is finding it nearly impossible to find another job. His unemployment benefits will be over soon and I don't know how we will survive ...
—TraciOregon

Enginner turns Middle School Science Teacher - but needs support until state hires

I am an engineer with a successful 20 year career in Oregon and Washington helping communities develop sustainable transportation projects. In 2009, the company I worked for downsized by about 40%, cutting back their emerging transportation markets, ...
—SusanOregon

Enginner turns Middle School Science Teacher - but needs support until state hires

I am an engineer with a successful 20 year career in Oregon and Washington helping communities develop sustainable transportation projects. In 2009, the company I worked for downsized by about 40%, cutting back their emerging transportation markets, ...
—SusanOregon

Shared by many others - we should be in this together

Laid off from Seattle area retailer after over 9 years committed service. Out of work for 15 months. expended retirement funds, worked with WellsFargo for morgage modification and got the run around for many months, it wasn't until I got a 6 month contract ...
—AnonymousWashington

Shared by many others - we should be in this together

Laid off from Seattle area retailer after over 9 years committed service. Out of work for 15 months. expended retirement funds, worked with WellsFargo for morgage modification and got the run around for many months, it wasn't until I got a 6 month contract ...
—AnonymousWashington

Please Renew the Unemployment Benefits Extensions

My brother has been unemployed for some time now. He is searching and applying for jobs to no avail. This is true of many unemployed American tax payers.

Please renew the unemployment benefits extensions.

—AnonymousGeorgia

I'm scared

My husband recently lost his job. I am terrified, because on the day he was able to tell me the news (I was out of town when it happened, and he let me enjoy my time away from home and told me when I returned), I read a news article on Yahoo that stated ...
—AnonymousMinnesota

Alex Andrews

I am a 99 weeker....having lost my job in 2007. I am still unemployed - unable to replace my job despite having worked in my industry for over 15 years. I am a single head of household and sole provider for two children. I am grateful that benefits ...
—AlexCalifornia

State won't hire me (former employee sings the blues)!

I lost my position in March of 2010, and have been looking for a job ever since. I am now attending school, and working part-time, thanks to federal stimulus funding, but I am still by no means out of the danger zone. I am fortunate (& grateful) to live ...
—Martha Oregon

WHY MUST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN CALIFORNIA CLOSE?

I am concerned for many friends at Child Development Centers. Due to cut

in California Budget most CDCs will be closed end of July and August 2010.

It's not right. Dedicated teachers and staff will lose their jobs. Where will

the children go? Parents ...

—Anonymous
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