J is very fortunate to be working for a company that seems to be bucking the dismal state of the economy. In fact, he is currently looking for a full-time employee to work directly under him, in addition to an intern to help with smaller tasks.
The media tells us that the recession is getting better, and that recovery is well underway. However, J still receives hundreds of applications — every day — for these open positions, a great portion of them from those who have more education, more experience, and are even more qualified than him for his own position!
Yesterday, I read that the NYC unemployment rate for May was 9.6% — down from April’s 9.8%. An improvement to be sure, but still pretty high if you ask me.
Do you still see the devastating effects of the recession in your area and profession?