I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

  • Unemployment rates are at an all-time high.
  • Layoffs continue to happen in both small companies and corporate giants.
  • People are draining their savings and retirement in order to live.
  • Families are being forced into homelessness and hunger.

Yes, it's an economic crisis of gargantuan proportion.

Now, here is something you can do to help.

Unemployed folks are out there capable of doing work, begging for work and they would make some excellent employees. The problem is these capable potential employees are being turned away at the door when they apply because they are deemed to be "overqualified" for the positions they are applying for. For this reason, I think you should overlook a person's past job history for the time being and have you just look at the candidate applying.

I know what you are thinking. "How can we expect to retain this person after the crisis is over when their work history is so above the position that they are applying for?" Well, that's exactly my point. We need to get those willing to work BACK TO WORK. They will thank you with a loyal and consistent work ethic, I guarantee, if given the chance. That's all they want and it is what they deserve.

You are only fueling your own increases in unemployment tax rates in not doing exactly that. Just my two cents on the unemployment situation. Take it or leave it.

Thanks for reading.