Millions are unemployed across the nationwide and
"Seems like there are 8 to 10,000 people that have lost their jobs in Springfield." says Laura Fancher.
She’s one of them. She and Gail Beck are spending their days looking for jobs.
"It's hard to get a job when you hear about other places shutting down." says Fancher. "You know it's pretty scary. Happy holidays and by the way you won't be working after the first of the year," says Jaydean Miller of the
She has seen numbers double for people looking for a paycheck.
There are 400 jobs in its system. So how many applicants did they have in the last week?
"We see approximately, 500 everyday," says Miller.
So what do you need to know when hunting for your next job?
"If they are in the situation where they haven't interviewed in a while that they do come in and talk to us. You really want to practice interviewing." says Miller.
And some things you shouldn't do.
"There are so many things they could do in an interview that could hurt them like rambling, and talking too much and not getting to the point of the question." says Miller.
Also check and recheck that application before handing it in.
"Often things are written poorly you can't read them they leave blanks, don't fill in the information they are asking for." says Miller.
And that could lead your papers to the no pile. With the holidays nearing, Fancher is hoping for the best and that yes pile.
"After the first of the year you always have hope!" says Fancher.
Along with the tips above here are more tips from the
-Keep your resume up to date, and tailor your resume to the specific job you are applying for.
-Always spell check your cover letters and resume.
-Always try to gain new knowledge like computer skills, or other skills necessary to try and get ahead in this job market.
-If you don't have a computer, visit your local library to gain free access to a computer.
To contact the