September 17th, 2009
05:40 PM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Conserve' in USA

    The best chance for a job is working for the government? I would like a job like Congress and the senate has. Lots of taxpayer paid vacations and trips. Don't have to follow the rules that are made for the majority of America. That's my description of a best kind of job.

    September 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    The return to the labor market is very difficult. Any information that can help the unemployed is welcome.

    I work in an offshore company providing services to US companies and every week layoffs are happening, as a consequences of world crisis. We have no security in our jobs.

    – What to do to return to the labor market?
    – It's time to invest in retraining?
    – What to do for the current job survive the crisis?

    September 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    I hope he makes it through his program and lands a really good job. I wonder though what the wage difference will be from what he was making to what he will make as a nursing assistant and how stable the nursing assistant job will be. Over the last few decades health care has had some large layoffs too and most of them start with the assistants and work their way up. Hopefully, not this time....

    I'd like to see someone who is in their mid to late 50s who is going through unemployment and trying to find a job. Are they changing fields? Are they at a disadvantage because of their age and general experience level and past salary? Companies, it seems, would rather hire younger people who don't have any experience and they can pay them a low income – the older worker has a lot harder job just getting an interview. How's that scenario working out?

    September 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  4. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    I wonder if Money and Main Street Special will happen on CNN International today or on another day and time.

    September 17, 2009 at 6:31 pm |
  5. janinpenna

    Snap out of it. Everyone talks like that in Washington.

    September 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  6. Joe G. (Illinois)

    The root and cause of all these problems is immorality (Personal immorality, Professional immorality, Family immorality.) And if you have watched the news anytime in the past six months or so you would have noticed that Obama “The Champion of Liberal Progressives” is at the helm... And that says tons about what Oprah Winfrey’s and the other’s shouts of joy are about. If he could only do a better job than Bernie Madoff in the market we could get some jobs and confidence back…!

    September 17, 2009 at 4:32 pm |