wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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So, I'm hitting USAJOBS pretty much on a daily basis, the other job search sites less often. Because frankly, the listings aren't updating that quickly, which isn't too surprising considering the unemployment rates in Maryland and Virginia are 7.3% and 7.2% as of June, and since the economy continued to suck in July I don't expect those numbers will have changed for the better. (DC is at 10.9%, if anyone cares.) As I've said before, the temp agencies have been telling me to call in one a month to let them know I'm available. Quite a change from 2007 and 2008 (during the "worst economy since the Great Depression, LOL) when I was required to call in daily, and there was plenty of work to keep me busy and current on my payments.

I've also submitted applications to Alexandria and Fairfax County schools to fill some full-time and substitute positions. It's been over two years since I sent in applications to those systems, and things have changed. Hopefully enough to at least get me a look and a provisional license. I'm also mailing out a packet of papers to the DoD so i can get on their list as well. We'll see how well I do this time around.
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