More than 4 in 10 Unemployed New Yorkers are giving up on finding jobs

  • metta

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    Aug 10, 2017 7:30 PM GMT
    More than 4 in 10 Unemployed New Yorkers are giving up on finding jobs



    https://nypost.com/2017/08/09/unemployed-new-yorkers-are-giving-up-on-finding-jobs-survey/


  • Happenis

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    Aug 10, 2017 10:08 PM GMT
    Doesn't surprise me.

    There's scores of people who move to NYC with big dreams. Many don't have the necessary skills, experience or education to thrive.

    I have a Masters Degree and strong entry-level experience and it was still EXTREMELY difficult landing a decent paying job. It took a very long time but eventually I found something. In 1-2 years, my boyfriend and I plan to leave the NY region (we are lifelong residents of Long Island).

    After reading the survey, the article also seems to include Upstate NY. Most economies in upstate NY are in terrible shape so it doesn't shock me that young people are struggling up there too.
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    Aug 11, 2017 12:14 PM GMT
    Happenis saidDoesn't surprise me.

    There's scores of people who move to NYC with big dreams. Many don't have the necessary skills, experience or education to thrive.

    I have a Masters Degree and strong entry-level experience and it was still EXTREMELY difficult landing a decent paying job. It took a very long time but eventually I found something. In 1-2 years, my boyfriend and I plan to leave the NY region (we are lifelong residents of Long Island).

    After reading the survey, the article also seems to include Upstate NY. Most economies in upstate NY are in terrible shape so it doesn't shock me that young people are struggling up there too.


    Your Masters, what was your area of study?
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    Aug 11, 2017 5:24 PM GMT
    A lot of people come to LA and NYC looking for fame and fortune. It is not like the movies. These places are expensive to live, jobs are competitive and everyone is good looking. You really have to have your shit together: your education, your profession, and a real income to survive. The fantasy of the struggling artist in NYC or actor/ model/ personal trainer in LA is just that .... it's a fantasy ....
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    Aug 11, 2017 7:36 PM GMT
    The thing I notice most about those that come to NYC looking for work is that they're very picky, they want to live in Manhattan or art havens in Brooklyn with Bronx budgets. They can't find a job that can afford Manhattan so they look over a lot of positions because of shit pay but one should be willing to get whatever experience they can get out of working in NYC because it helps your chances in the long run finding work in the city. You should come with expectations of a struggle. It's also all about who you know more than it's about your degree, which is what makes it extremely competitive/unfair.
  • Happenis

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    Aug 11, 2017 8:32 PM GMT
    NEDC12 said
    Happenis saidDoesn't surprise me.

    There's scores of people who move to NYC with big dreams. Many don't have the necessary skills, experience or education to thrive.

    I have a Masters Degree and strong entry-level experience and it was still EXTREMELY difficult landing a decent paying job. It took a very long time but eventually I found something. In 1-2 years, my boyfriend and I plan to leave the NY region (we are lifelong residents of Long Island).

    After reading the survey, the article also seems to include Upstate NY. Most economies in upstate NY are in terrible shape so it doesn't shock me that young people are struggling up there too.


    Your Masters, what was your area of study?


    - Masters in HR Management.
    - Bachelors in International Trade.
    - Associate in Accounting.

    (These are all reasonably in-demand fields).

    It's well-documented that race plays a role too. A lot of ppl think NYC is this fantasy-land free of racism but it has its problems too. Many companies are QUICK to say "not a good fit"; even when you have the PERFECT background for the position and provided the perfect answers on the interview, strong references and no criminal record. Racism is no better off than 50 years ago; ppl are just better at sugar-coating it and sweeping it under the rug so its harder to call out. When you do call it out then people are QUICK to call you the whiny "race-card" playing minority.

    Sorry for the unsolicited rant lol
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    Aug 11, 2017 11:09 PM GMT
    Why should they work when Liberal NY State will support them instead.

    NY is a sanctuary state with a high population of illegal aliens, 60% of whom qualify for free Medicaid.

    The other 40% of illegals take jobs from legal residents.

    NY State also has free college.

    Who pays for this? All US citizens who use a bank, credit union, own stocks, bonds and any other traded investment because these financial institutions are taxed to pay for NY social welfare.
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    Aug 12, 2017 4:07 AM GMT
    Happenis said
    NEDC12 said
    Happenis saidDoesn't surprise me.

    There's scores of people who move to NYC with big dreams. Many don't have the necessary skills, experience or education to thrive.

    I have a Masters Degree and strong entry-level experience and it was still EXTREMELY difficult landing a decent paying job. It took a very long time but eventually I found something. In 1-2 years, my boyfriend and I plan to leave the NY region (we are lifelong residents of Long Island).

    After reading the survey, the article also seems to include Upstate NY. Most economies in upstate NY are in terrible shape so it doesn't shock me that young people are struggling up there too.


    Your Masters, what was your area of study?


    - Masters in HR Management.
    - Bachelors in International Trade.
    - Associate in Accounting.

    (These are all reasonably in-demand fields).

    It's well-documented that race plays a role too. A lot of ppl think NYC is this fantasy-land free of racism but it has its problems too. Many companies are QUICK to say "not a good fit"; even when you have the PERFECT background for the position and provided the perfect answers on the interview, strong references and no criminal record. Racism is no better off than 50 years ago; ppl are just better at sugar-coating it and sweeping it under the rug so its harder to call out. When you do call it out then people are QUICK to call you the whiny "race-card" playing minority.

    Sorry for the unsolicited rant lol


    No apology necessary. I have a MBA in Finance, never had a problem getting a job in NYC when I lived there. And yes you are right, racism is alive and well and I have met my share; I just refused to let it get to me or get me down.
  • PennsyGuy

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    Aug 12, 2017 3:54 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidWhy should they work when Liberal NY State will support them instead.

    NY is a sanctuary state with a high population of illegal aliens, 60% of whom qualify for free Medicaid.

    The other 40% of illegals take jobs from legal residents.

    NY State also has free college.

    Who pays for this? All US citizens who use a bank, credit union, own stocks, bonds and any other traded investment because these financial institutions are taxed to pay for NY social welfare.


    Exactly.