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Job crisis being felt locally

Original post made on Jun 22, 2009

It seems like every day there's news of a company going under or announcing a string of layoffs, so it's no surprise that many unemployed workers are turning out in large numbers to the Tri-Valley One Stop Career Center.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 13, 2008, 4:54 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Megan Pittsley, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

I stumbled upon this story right now and it is still very timely! It's scary how things have even gotten so much worse since this article was written.

Megan Pittsley
Free2 Succeed Job Center Manager

Livermore Public Library
1188 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore CA 94550
Phone: 925-373-5500 x5595
Fax: (925) 373-5503

Web: Web Link
Blog: Web Link


Posted by Wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm

Megan said, "It's scary how things have even gotten so much worse since this article was written."

Yeah, everyone, just think how many more people are unemployed now from the school district alone since the Union didn't ask for a salary freeze. They could've single handedly saved how many jobs?

Wow.


Posted by Spare me, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Wow, look how many jobs were saved in Danville with the passing of measure C and the teachers offered no concessions. Your lack of understanding teachers contracts is getting old. My favorite twist is how you are making it the teachers fault now. Thats a good one.


Posted by Yeah!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Yeah! Spare me, too.

Why should we put the blame where it belongs? That's what scape-goats are for!! Forget solving the problem...let's create a bigger one!

Why don't we find out from Alameda County exactly who the Nazi's were that voted No on G and run 'em outta town! That'll fix things!!


Posted by Yo spare me too, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm

They are leaving. They're not exactly feeling welcome. And more educated people are moving in.

Alameda County has no idea who voted which way; It is a private ballot.


Posted by ceaser, a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Jun 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Spare me

Spare me


Posted by Yeah!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Yo spare me too,

"They are leaving. They're not exactly feeling welcome. And more educated people are moving in."

By your description it appears you are moving out! Hooray!


Posted by Yo Yeah, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

No, staying here. Seems like you have a problem with Pleasanton scholars. What's wrong, didn't do your homework? Didn't get good grades? Maybe you would be happier with a less educated population.


Posted by Disagree with Yo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Yo, seems like you've been fairly busy posting around these threads picking on the good citizens of P-town just because they have a different opinion than you...what's the matter...no job? Is it tough being bitter and looking around at all of us more highly educated citizens in town, knowing what you'll never be? Funny how you pick on others for what you don't have yourself. Education envy? I know, I would too, but fortuneately I went through graduate school and completed a Masters degree so I can't identify with your plight. I'd like to encourage you to not give up on your sorry self! It's never too late to go back and finish your GED! I think PUSD has a program for adults to complete it! You should check into it.


Posted by Yo Disagree, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I'm LOL! Masters degree in Rush Limbaugh listening doesn't count. I'm talking about real education. Rush Limbaugh. What is GED? I had to look that up. Is that what you are trying to get? You have to show up for a test.

Too bad if the kinds of people who are moving in to Pleasanton aren't to your liking. They do tend to care about education (real education, not Rush Limbaugh). You'll probably feel a lot better if you found a different place to live. What about Waco Texas?


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 7:37 am

I live on a small street in Pleasanton. There are seven homes that house one retired couple and six working families. The other day it occurred to me that all six of the males of working age (range early 40's to mid 50's) have lost their jobs at some point in the last 1.5 years. Most (not all) have found something at a greatly reduced wage, and there is an uneasy air of tension that surrounds any conversation about work or plans for retirement.


Posted by Lee, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 25, 2009 at 9:15 am

Our family went through a 2 year cycle of unemployment a while back. It was hard, but we learned some valuable lessons. First, don't be late in filing for unemployment, and don't let pride stop you from taking a job that pays less than you are used to--bringing in any money is better than none! Have a family meeting and reduce spending on all levels possible. Do your own home and yard maintenance. Sell anything you don't need to keep. Small amounts add up! Take advantage of free or low cost entertainment. Exercise and maintain a positive attitude, things will get better!


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