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Post by Guest Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:24 pm

It all makes for a bleak paradox: The longer you've been out of work, the harder it is to find it.
But statistics and studies only go so far in helping us to understand the struggles of the long-term unemployed. That's why we want to hear from you.

If you were out of work for six months or more at any time since the Great Recession began in December 2007, tell us your story. We want to know things like:

• How did you lose your job in the first place?
• What was the hardest thing about being out of work so long?
• Were potential employers wary of hiring you when they found out you hadn't had a job in while?
• How helpful were jobless benefits in keeping you and your family afloat? Did you exhaust them?
• Are you seeing more competition for openings than you did when the economy was booming?
• Did you find work in the end? If not, are you still looking? Or have you given up?
• If you ultimately landed a job, how did you do it? Any useful tips?
• How should we go about making it easier for the long-term unemployed to find work?

You can leave your response in the comments section, or you can send us an email. We plan to collect some of the most compelling reports we get, and apply these highly personal and individual stories to shed some light on what it's like to be among the long-term jobless in today's downturn.

http://tinyurl.com/5vp7hln

Please contact this writer, affiliated with the Associated Press. We have had the opportunity 3 times in the past two weeks to get our stories out there. Everything in the news recently is about the 2012 elections, the debt ceiling, the 2012 budget and Senators Kerry and McCain urging Congress to send billions to Egypt for Job Creation!

It is up to us now to keep our story alive! Reuters, the Congressional Progressive and Black Caucuses and now the AP are asking us to help them tell our story!

Please contact them so we will not be forgetten! Keep this story ALIVE! If Congress won't listen, maybe the American people will, with the help of the news agencies and political caucuses that want to help!


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Post by ExhaustedinCA Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:28 pm

I sent in my story earlier today and shared the link. we need everyone to to tell their stories!!!
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Post by Jobless_in_Ma Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:45 am

Here is your opportunity, dont pass it up.
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Post by Guest Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:24 pm

[quote="DesperateInRI"]
DesperateInRI wrote:
It all makes for a bleak paradox: The longer you've been out of work, the harder it is to find it.
But statistics and studies only go so far in helping us to understand the struggles of the long-term unemployed. That's why we want to hear from you.

If you were out of work for six months or more at any time since the Great Recession began in December 2007, tell us your story. We want to know things like:

• How did you lose your job in the first place?
• What was the hardest thing about being out of work so long?
• Were potential employers wary of hiring you when they found out you hadn't had a job in while?
• How helpful were jobless benefits in keeping you and your family afloat? Did you exhaust them?
• Are you seeing more competition for openings than you did when the economy was booming?
• Did you find work in the end? If not, are you still looking? Or have you given up?
• If you ultimately landed a job, how did you do it? Any useful tips?
• How should we go about making it easier for the long-term unemployed to find work?

You can leave your response in the comments section, or you can send us an email. We plan to collect some of the most compelling reports we get, and apply these highly personal and individual stories to shed some light on what it's like to be among the long-term jobless in today's downturn.

http://tinyurl.com/5vp7hln


Please contact this writer, affiliated with the Associated Press. We have had the opportunity 3 times in the past two weeks to get our stories out there. Everything in the news recently is about the 2012 elections, the debt ceiling, the 2012 budget and Senators Kerry and McCain urging Congress to send billions to Egypt for Job Creation!

It is up to us now to keep our story alive! Reuters, the Congressional Progressive and Black Caucuses and now the AP are asking us to help them tell our story!

Please contact them so we will not be forgetten! Keep this story ALIVE! If Congress won't listen, maybe the American people will, with the help of the news agencies and political caucuses that want to help!


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Post by Guest Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:14 pm

Sent my story. Sent our letter. Thanked him for showing real interest in the joblessness of Americans.

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Post by Hunterforjobs Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:43 pm

I just tired and when I hit enter it said oops try again .. I'm signed in so i say forget it. LOL.
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