Diverse Career Job Fair in Mission Valley sheds a glimmer of hope on the jobless -The unemployment roller coaster ride continues in San Diego. While jobs are few, most families are managing to keep food on the table with the help of public assistance. Funds in some area programs like Chula Vista have already been depleted and are no longer available according to the 211 Resident HELP Line.
Inspite of the dim state of the job market, the jobless were dressed to impress and in high spirits yesterday at the Diverse Career Job Fair held in Mission Valley. In an effort to assist out of work San Diegans in finding jobs, employers set up booths, shook hundreds of hands and collected piles of resumes. Recruiters for Kaiser Permanente of San Diego, Afflac, The Military and The Employment Development Department were on-site with hand-outs, packets, website addresses and advice. While the jobless crowded the busy walkways, it was clear that San Diegans are down, but not beaten and they are certainly not giving up.www.diversecareers.com
Unemployment numbers continue to stay around 10%, however, fields like healthcare are booming. A Kaiser representative commented that they are currently receiving about 200 applications for just one job opening. Searching for a job can be a sobering experience in such a tough arena.
The battle to restore the economy from the brink of a recession has been a long one and has taken its toll on American families. Many have lost homes, jobs, and even lives due to financial hardships. Though there have been small victories in restoring the American Economy, there is still alot work to be done. Politicians must work quickly and tirelessly together to re-unite workers with employers and not only restore the economy, but the dignity of a nation.