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I am 52 yrs old, single male, unemployed or under-employed as a contractor in video/TV production. I went to college in the 80's when as a woodworker, I was laid off and so at that time school seemed like a good option. After a two year program and lots of free jobs to get experience,.. I started to get some paying jobs.. I continued to go to college and eventualy got a BS Degree in Communication and with my Two year degree in Television productions I was ready to get a job,. . . And I applied,.. to many openings,.. yet I only got,.. contracting jobs.. and have continued to this day to take contracting and keep trying to find a regular job.. but now,.. with 22+ years of working experience,.. I don't get many considerations from employers.. I bring many years of experience and still to this day... I am applying to entry level jobs,.. like everyone else,.. I don't get un-employment,.. I have had to take food stamps and I can't pay my bills,.. all of my creditors... are calling,.. and I can't pay anyone,... all of my money must go to housing,... and gas to find a job or go to a job if I locate one.
I realize this is off the show,.. but you really need to cover this further. Many people like myself, and all those that called today...and the many I am sure who did not hear this show... will be struggleing and many people in this State,.. are having extream difficulty and really need more help.
This Nation is in real trouble,.. and Oregon is a Flag ship of a state with unemployment and we need Federal Help.
posted 3 years, 8 months ago
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