Recent numbers show that unemployment claims for first time filers decreased this week. What does this mean? Does it mean that more people are starting to find jobs? It will be some time before we find out for sure. The fact that there are millions of unemployed people in the marketplace right now shows that there are many stories to be told.
Some people have been in this state for years now. They are desperately trying to find gainful employment to support themselves and their families. Job seekers are finding that expanding their searches are the best way to secure the jobs that are available. This may require people to apply for positions that they have no experience in.
Many hope that the decrease in claims will result in better jobs numbers this quarter. Future studies will definitely show that job seekers are transforming with the market. They are learning not only the art of compromise, but the need to be flexible. Job fairs, listing websites, and various other means are used to find job openings.
The only problem here is the massive numbers of fellow applicants.