Since my former employer decided a few weeks ago that they could no longer afford to pay my salary I have had a chance to blog almost daily while sitting in front of my home PC and sending out resumes. That is about to change because tomorrow I start a new opportunity as a consultant for a new employer. No idea yet what the hours will be, but from the interview I gathered that there is much they need done and to expect a long day. Given the economic condition I'm happy to have a job, whatever the hours and demands. Reworking my daily schedule will take some getting used to, so content and posting may be light. Kol ha'haschalos kashos, but I consider myself fortunate to be re-employed.
There are a lot of people out of work these days and I can tell you from firsthand experience that job hunting is tough and the market (at least in NY) is very competitive. There are many, many applicants for every open position, and employers are being flooded with resumes. Because of the oversupply of good workers and scarcity of jobs, salaries have plummeted. If you know of a job opening, chances are there is someone in your community whose resume you can submit. Trust me, that person will be very grateful.