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No one wants to hire a 54 year old

Share Your Story: Share Your Unemployment Story

By george

The job I lost

I worked at a die casting job. It went overseas.

What it's like being unemployed

I'm 51, lost my job on 3/23/2007. I went on the government TRA program on 10/6/2007. I went back to school for HVAC&R in October of the next year and got out of school with a high B average. There are no jobs - you must have 2 to 3 years in HVAC&R to even talk to anyone! I have over 500 resumes out and 500 plus calls from hits on my computer. No one wants to hire someone who is 54.

There's no tier 5, what's next? I hate to think what those jerks are going to make me do to stay alive! Also, I take care of my 81 year old mom!

Advice

  • TRA needs work - unemployment money should go to someone to hire me.

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