Today after seeing a job opening online, I went to nearby Medina to put in an application at this company which specializes in the production of cold salads. They were looking for third shift warehouse people and forklift experience, which I have, was a plus. Since the ad was not only online but in the Medina Gazette, I was filling out an application in a very crowded room.
Yesterday I decided to go to my local one stop employment resource center. As I got there, I asked the receptionist about any possibilities of getting training for other job skills other than the ones I have. I was told that this was not available due to a lack of funding. What was available there was a resource room, which consisted of computers and the local newspapers.
What the heck??? No funding? I was told to come back after July 1, when the next fiscal year began. Now let me get this straight. In 2008, Ohio was one of the so called "battleground states". Obama, Biden, McCain, or Palin were here about every other day. Most of what we've have gotten since January of 2009 has been unfufilled promises and many unemployed workers. If I remember correctly, this is a Congressional election year. You remember what "we the people" did to the Republicans. We may do the same thing to "you the incumbents" no matter what your party affiliation may be.
Funny thing, though. There was enough funding for four employees to stand around doing nothing.
Cliff Note: As a personal policy, I don't normally delete comments, just keep them clean and have the courage to leave your name.