Why This Website
While working at the Oregon Employment Department, I had the opportunity to come in contact with many job-seekers. These encounters left me with the following observations:
- The obvious one is that having lost a job leaves a person feeling rejected, and the lack of income creates economic distress and worry.
- Unemployment tends to lower self-esteem, and many become susceptible to illness.
- It is easy to spend too much time confused and lamenting the situation.
On the positive side, however, we also notice the following:
- We find them motivated
- Willing to try new paths
- Have the time
With this in mind...
This website is an attempt to capitalize on the positives of their new situation. The website is designed to motivate the individual to use this time to train him or herself for new and more promising careers.
Robert L. Jacobucci