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terry
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So who is in charge of bringing jobs to Statesboro?? I am trying to remember the last company that came to Stateboro that paid a little more than minimum wage. Don't get me wrong with the new bread store coming we can look forward to maybe six or seven job for minimum wage for the college kids, but what about people who actually live here? I mean we have two great colleges (GSU), (East Georgia), and a topped ranked tech school (OTC), which I will be graduating from soon with two degrees, Networking and computer support, but I can't even work in my hometown I have to take my taxes somewhere else, just seems sad. Maybe I can work for the county and get fired seems that pays well.


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Charles_and_Angie_Howell commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 06:10 AM

terry, Charlie.

I feel compelled to ask why you feel it is the community's responsibility to bring a job to you.

"I will be graduating from soon with two degrees, Networking and computer support, but I can't even work in my hometown"

Seems like you have highly marketable skills, people should be beating your door down. Unless...they already have highly qualified, experienced employees in those fields, in which case they do not require your services at this point in time. 'Potential' employees should be willing to do a little work to find his/her own employment.

Here's another thought - if OTC graduates 100 people each term, that is 300-400 new people in the workforce each year. Everyone of them is likely looking for top dollar for their skills. Add a couple of thousand GSU grads and you have FAR more people looking for work than there may be jobs.

Should the local companies fire old employees to make room for you? Before you answer "yes", consider that 5 or 10 years from now YOU will be the one being fired to make room for recent graduates.

I suggest you expand your job search to Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, Charlotte.

birdlover commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 09:07 AM

Terry,

I was in the same situation as you. I too graduated from OTC with a degree in Networking and it took months before I found a job. In order to get a job you have to really look. It's difficult during times like these and I know people that graduated before me that still haven't found anything. It takes a lot of looking and sacrifices. You may have to drive to a different area to find work but at least you will be gaining experience needed to advance in your field. However, I do agree that Statesboro is limited in available jobs and the increase of restaurant jobs doesn't seem to help unless you have a degree in culinary arts or experience as a waiter/waitress.

I have found that if you put your mind into finding a job and you really put effort into it, nine times out of ten you will get something whether it's your ideal job or not.

factorthis commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM

I have family that have to go out of state to find the jobs they want. Wake up, it is the real world. Many educators travle to Effingham, Candler, Evans, Jenkins and so on to get a job. They don't complain because they have to travel, just happy to have a job. Do you realize how many travel from here to Savannah?

wildturkey commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM

you can find a job. maybe not the job you want, but still a job. get your foot in the door, then work your way up from there.
i dont believe these folks that say they cant find a job. they aint really lookin for one. i can find a job and i aint even lookin for one.......

SgtFriday commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Sorry Turk but I disagree with you.

Ive been looking for a job for almost a year and a half. Ive had more than 10 interviews. On some of them I thought for sure I had it, some I thought I had a good chance, and a few I thought there was no way.

The bottom line is I havent been offered a job at any of them. Personally I say its because of my age.

Accepting a small salary hasnt been the reason I refused to consider a job.Ive even been turned down for a minimum wage job.

The Dept of labor people agreed with me about the age thing. Im in my 50's and noone wants an experienced worker.

Im not bitter, just frustrated. I havent limited myself to Statesboro either. Thats unrealistic.

terryterry2 commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 14:19 PM

Points well taken, I don't expect an employer to come to me I do not mind looking, see everyone thinks ya'll are so mean on here if you make a straight up comment, I am a big boy and can handle a little tough love...

Charles_and_Angie_Howell commented on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 15:00 PM

terry, Charlie.

Thank you. I wish you luck in your job search.

I think the truest thing you said was, "if you make a straight up comment,..."

Not always a lot of 'straight up' comments/blogs.

Some are just BS bait.

twebb commented on Friday, Oct 15, 2010 at 17:11 PM

You might have a chance with the new Great Dane plant in the future.

http://www.statesboroherald.com/secti...

You should look into it.

http://www.greatdanetrailers.com

patk commented on Monday, Oct 18, 2010 at 16:32 PM

IDA brings the big industrial/warehousing type jobs, and the chamber works with existing small businesses, I think, rather than recruit.

Good luck.

Gimmeabreak commented on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 at 23:53 PM

Sorry ta tell ya, you have no idea how good ya have it here.


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