8 Responses to “What do you think of the current job prospects in Knox County?”

  1. Tamara

    I have been struggling for some time to find work.  I hold two professional degrees, and am unable to find anything close to home…in the Knox County area.  The prospects here are minimal at best.  There are some jobs, mainly in the service industries (food service and retail), but there are very limited prospects in career type positions.  It doesn’t help that the only businesses being attracted to the area are restaurants and shopping malls.  I agree with Ms. StJean, we need someone in the position that will attract corporations and not just make us more of a sub-division of Columbus.

  2. goolardee

    lets not forget those who applied for unemployment  and were denied too.

  3. Miriam StJean

    In an earlier News article, the head of the Area Development Foundation, Mr. Waers, whose job it is to lure business to our community, proudly stated that the job opportunities in this area are “excellent.”  Mr. Waers, 200 available jobbs for over 3,000 people currently on unemployment (and not counting those whose unemployment has run out) is NOT a good thing – do the community a favor and find another job, and let Mount Vernon experience what someone in your position CAN do for its residents………..please

  4. goolardee

    i finally found a position after 4 months of serious hunting! it was so frustrating.

  5. football1989

    I agree with Mr.Rowe, the job oppurtunities in this county are a joke. Minimum wage is I believe $7.50 now, to pay people one to two dollors more on the hour for a skilled trade is just totally unacceptable. The article in last weeks newspaper about industry in Knox County doing well and in need of 200 employees between 10 to 12 companies made me laugh out loud!!!!  The reason for that was the comment about having to go outside of the county to find good workers. There are alot of individuals in this county that would make great workers but, if these companies don’t give interviews for jobs and just go off a resume or application how would they know if they have a good worker in front of them or not. Yes I agree there are many lazy people out there that don’ t want to work or don’t work hard when they are working, but these companies can’t sterotype all individuels in this category. Good workers need to be given a chance. No temp services, give interviews. ENOUGH of this your over quilified for the position, or u may not have enough experience, its called training. There are alot of unemployed people that are getting sick and tired of the excusses, they want a good job and the chance to prove themselves, not excusses!!!!

  6. mymccurdy

    What Job prospects ? If you know of any please forwarded  them  ,  and my husband can add them to his list of resumes, so far he handed out over 100 resumes and NOT one phone call

  7. Mike Rowe

    If you want to work for a minimal wage temp service, your in the right county. Temp services are an exploitation of the American worker and a discrace to employers whom stoop to this level of employment. Might as well be sweat shop owners and slave enterprises.  Just hire me and I’ll do the work If not then let me go, but why give part of my wages to an angency??? Seems a bit ludacris to give my wages to a temp service while I do all the work. UN-American in my opinion. Rolls-Royce is history, $10.00 bucks an hour at most factories, if u can afford to live of that, good luck. “The America Dream is Fiction”

  8. Mike Rowe

    If you want to work for a minimal wage temp service, your in the right county. Temp services are an exploitation of the American worker and a discrace to employers whom stoop to this level of employment. Might as well be sweat shop owners and slave enterprises.  Just hire me and I’ll do the work If not then let me go, but why give part of my wages to an angency??? Seems a bit ludacris to give my wages to a temp service while I do all the work. UN-American in my opinion. Rolls-Royce is history, $10.00 bucks an hour at most factories, if u can afford to live of that, good luck. “The America Dream is Fiction”