Jeannie from Charleston, WV, asks, “I’m employed but my job doesn’t pay enough to keep up with my household expenses. How do I find out about training opportunities that can help me get into a job that pays higher wages?”
Wes from Nashville, TN, asks, "I’ve been in prison for four years and have six months to go before I’m released. I’m already starting to worry about finding a job when I get out. How can I get back to work when even people with clean records and a great résumé are having trouble finding employment?"
June from San Francisco, CA, asks: "I have a job that doesn’t really challenge me. I have great ideas for a new business, but need help getting started. How would I begin to get this idea off the ground?"
Monica from Huntsville, AL, asks, "I'm working extra through the holiday season, but I want to be there for my family, too. Any tips for keeping the holiday spirit without stressing out too much?"
Don from Tacoma, WA asks "As an employer, how I can work with Goodwill to hire someone who needs a job?”
Justin from Irving, TX, asks, "What can I do if I've been unemployed for an extended period of time?"
Diane in Ashtabula, OH, asks: "I recently read that the number of older people who want to work is greater than the number of available jobs, and that older workers who lose their jobs have a very hard time finding a new one. Like many people over the age of 50, I have a strong work ethic, maturity and the experience that employers need. My challenge is, how do I get employers to see the value of hiring me?"
Alfredo in Oklahoma City, OK, asks, "I’ve been told over and over again that I have a better chance of finding a job because I’m bilingual, but I‘ve been unemployed for six months. How can I find an employer that will value my ability to speak both English and Spanish?"