I see a lot of people panicking over being laid off right now, but I don't see where the problem is. There are currently plenty of available positions - and not just in my field, I looked around. If you are capable and can back up your knowledge, finding a new job shouldn't be an issue. So relax, people. It's not as bad as you think.
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"Another issue is relocation flexibility -"
Do you really want to live your life moving every few years for a job that is just going to lay you off?
It’s very hard to get a new job. I resigned last year due to stress and then covid hit. Once companies started posting jobs again, the riots hit. I don’t regret leaving but it is very difficult right now. Ask any recruiter.
"There is no food shortage!"
- the c—roaches
Sure, there are jobs everywhere......My Barista has a PHD.
True for some folks but phone store, call center workers are in for a sad outcome. Once they are gone they might appreciate what they had. I hate T but I did like my check and benefits.
It doesn't take much IQ to understand that adding thousands to the list of unemployment in the US, along with a virus, the economy on hold and many of these employees > 50 as not a good formula to be on that list.
Only 52% of the people in the country now work compared to 61% pre pandemic. With more added to unemployed every day. Now it is the white collar people that get laid off. How stupid is this post?
Gee I am over 49 and got offers on my first three resumes I sent out. Good companies want experience and are not sending jobs overseas.
Is the OP really as stupid as he/she sounds, or are they just pretending to be an imbecile for the internet?
Thanks for the coddling but it isn't based in reality.
Test your theory, leave your job in the next 14 days, then report back with the results.
If you are ok with going from making more than 50K at the low end with full benefits to $10-$14 per hour with no benefits (or becoming a temporary factory or warehouse worker) you are right. There are lots of available jobs. Today you are a full stack developer or technician making $80k tomorrow you are an Amazon temporary warehouse working making $14 per hour (less than 30K). You are working but with no health care. You wont be able to afford to live in your current house, make car payments, or pay for things your kids need. But yes, you can find a job.
Any job posting is bogus.
Sure , sure there's ton of work.. yet T wants to reduce headcount to about 160k, what are you smoking.. Sure some of those jobs are superfluous but lots of those reductions is about preserving the bottom line.
Wait till the fall when all the white collar professionals are out of work and running low on unemployment
Obviously a troll. Nobody with their eyes open could really think that.
Another issue is relocation flexibility - older workers with established roots (family, etc) tend to have less flexibility, or are unwilling to move where the opportunities are.
How naive you are!
40 million + have lost their job since March.
Have they been rehired?
Didn't think so.
You are clearly young. Talented and experienced professionals over 49 are very challenged at obtaining positions that will continue to support them.