How to Overcome Unemployment
What is unemployment?
A simple definition is the state of being unemployed. This occurs when a person is actively searching for employment and is unable to find work.
Another definition from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines it as “people who do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the past four weeks and are currently available for work. Also, people who were temporarily laid off and are waiting to be called back to that job”. This constitutes unemployment, as well.
Unemployment occurs for many reasons, political, economical, educational and other social factors impacting a country and its citizens and especially if that country is following a particular ideology that does not evoke positive sentiments.
In these days of economic challenges, jobs have become scarce commodities. It is no wonder then that so many Americans and indeed the world over have jobs and the lack of jobs as their number one concern. Research conducted in late 2013 by various research organizations in the US has indicated that many persons are out of a job, have difficulties finding a job and because the economy is not back in full swing, the jobs are slow in coming into being.
The government has been doing its part to resuscitate the economy by putting money into projects, by giving financial assistance to large companies, etc. But then it is up to the private sector and particularly the small and medium size enterprises that are being looked to for these jobs. Unless they have a vision and a plan these might never materialize.