So the recession is over! At least if you read the media, they’re telling us that housing inventories are coming down, manufacturing is picking up, productivity is rising and other indicators that tell us a recession is over are improving.
Except its not over. Until the unemployment rate – currently at 12.2% in California – 12.2%! – that’s 1 out of 8 people unemployed – and that’s just the official rate. Some say the rate is closer to 18% – yikes…until this rate comes down to below 10%, there will be no economic joy in these households.
So – in an attempt to offer some practical, creative, maybe even a bit of crafty advice on how to get a job in this environment, St. Mary’s College Graduate School of Business Alumni Council is offering a free series of workshops tomorrow at the Soda Center on Campus from 8:00 Am until Noon. Titled “Jump Start Your Job Search,” it is a sequel to the event a few weeks ago on “Who’s Getting Hired”.
You need to register is you want to attend and you can do that here.
Hope to see you there – oh yeah – I’m introducing the workshops and my company, MassMutual, is one of the sponsors.