As we mentioned earlier today, HOLY SHIT UNEMPLOYMENT IS BELOW 8 PERCENT. There are two ways to react to this news: 1. Be a weirdo who insists Democrats are lying about being employed, or 2. Take advantage of the fact that there are freaking jobs available, load some resumes into your employvolver and hit the streets. We can’t help you with the first one, but we’ll be glad to help with the second! Sweet places to work in Brooklyn and its newly annexed piece of Manhattan (the Lower East Side) have some openings that don’t require you to know HTML7 or whatever the hell they’re up to like you know English and are worth jumping on. (more…)
Now hiring. Flickr photo courtesy of Howard Brier.
The Brooklyn tech scene is booming, what with all those NYU geeks on the way and the freshly minted Brooklyn Tech Triangle. But no, you don’t need to be a C++ programmer to get a job in our fine borough right now. What follows are are six plum non-tech jobs that it took me about six minutes to dig up. All of these companies have other positions open as well, so if you don’t see something you like, poke around on their sites and maybe you will: (more…)
If you’ve moved back in with mom and/or dad, you’re the very height of recession chic, according to today’s gut-roiling employment news from the Census Bureau. (If you haven’t read the rest… oy… don’t.) According to the LA Times:
In the spring of 2011, 5.9 million young adults ages 25 to 34 (14.2% ) resided in their parents’ household, compared with 4.7 million (11.8 %) before the recession
….Young adults ages 25 to 34 and living with their parents had an official poverty rate of 8.4%, but if their poverty status was determined using their own income, 45.3% had an income below the poverty threshold ($11,344 a year) for a single person under age 65.
This isn’t great news, but we like to keep things on the bright side around here, so we are duty bound to posit that maybe, possibly, this isn’t all bad. More people in a single house is sorta greenish, isn’t it? And aside from free utilities, other perks of shacking up with the ‘rents may include furniture, heat and possibly superior cooking to your own. Disadvantages are obvious, starting with your sex life and the hampering effect of your childhood boy band posters and your father snoring in the next room. What else? Are you, or were you ever living with your parents long after you thought you would be? How bad was it?
A few of the city’s unemployed have landed themselves on one high-profile jobs forum: the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. The forum’s an on-air and Facebook-based project called Help Wanted, launched last week, and centering around five listeners who wrote in to the show with their stories of recent unemployment and search for jobs. The project’s giving these five (and more to come) a venue to share their out-of-work experiences, and to elicit real help and advice from anyone listening or following online. The first show, which aired Feb. 11, featured Naomi, a recently laid-off Manhattan attorney. Then this Monday, the focus was on Alyson, employed, but dissatisfied with her current job in the fashion industry. There’s also Maryli, Ginger and Jim for now, and show’s looking for more stories to fuel the ongoing project. (more…)
Stimulate this: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s new job site lists 120 open positions within 10 miles of New York City, some of them pretty cool-sounding. They include an army bartender ($12 an hour), a small boat captain ($24 to $29 per hour), and an investigator for the department of Food & Nutrition Services ($75,986.00 to $98,777). The Brokavore has dibs on that excellent gig, but this one is up for grabs: a “medication technician” for the federal Bureau of Prisons. We can recommend some highly qualified applicants for that one. Annual salary is $44,492 to $56,534, and it’s right here in Brooklyn. See the full list of local jobs here.