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This column was prepared for the
September 5, 2001 edition of U.S. Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
In the best of times U.S. 1 has always had smart readers
taking advantage of its free classified ads for Jobs Wanted. People
under-employed, trailing spouses, those new to the work force, or
those simply between jobs for whatever reason have found the Jobs
Wanted section a good way (a very good way since the ads are free)
to test the market and their place in it.
And now, not surprisingly in the wake of the era in which dot.coms
have been replaced by dot.gones, we are beginning to see relatively
fewer Help Wanted ads and relatively more Jobs Wanted ads. In the
first issue after Labor Day last year we had two Jobs Wanted ads in
the paper. In this issue, starting on page 62, there are 10.
We are also hearing from some grateful jobseekers. The following ad
ran in our paper in the August 22 and 29 issues:
is looking to re-enter the full-time work force. Intelligent,
and hard working. Willing to start at the bottom for the right
Knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Typing-60 wpm. Entry level
is okay. Job satisfaction is more important than salary.
for running this ad in your Jobs Wanted section. You do not need to
run it anymore. I received a job offer from a company in Princeton
through the ad and accepted it. Thank you very much for this
no matter how temporary that status may be, it’s because we are —
we all have been there ourselves at one time or another. Until a year
ago or so U.S. 1’s Kathy Spring was part of that dot.com world. But,
as she explained in a first-person article in the August 8 issue,
the dot.com company came to a predictable end. And her feelings took
a somewhat unpredictable turn — no matter how expected the job
loss was, it still hurt.
The letter below comes from the sponsors of the re-employment program
that triggered Kathy Spring’s story:
ON BEHALF OF JEWISH Family & Children’s Service, I would like to thank
you for Kathleen McGinn Spring’s article about my pet program, Project
ReEmployment, in your August 8 issue. Your article depicted the
that many of my participants have expressed during my time as
of Project ReEmployment. In fact, several of my current participants
have enrolled in the program as a result of your article.
I cannot express how touched I was to find out that you found my
with displaced workers to mirror your personal experiences. It is
comforting to know that you were able to find employment after such
trying times, and I am certain that your words inspired many readers,
including those enrolled in Project ReEmployment.
Rachel Weitzenkorn LSW
Project ReEmployment, Jewish Family & Children’s
on how to place the ad appear on page 62 of this issue.
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