Unemployment in IL - Am I suppose to apply for jobs out of my field just to make my quota?

If I am a local truck driver and can't find any companies hiring local drivers, am I suppose to apply for over the road jobs? I don't want to do that. How do I make my required number if there aren't any jobs out there. Am I suppose to apply for Wal-Mart? I am a truck driver. What am I suppose to do?

Asked By: summerset - 10/20/2010
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Maybe you can hook up with some other unemployed drivers, lobby for an investor or government loan and start your own local trucking company. Virtually all the career counselors these days are saying that being entrepreneurial is the only way to survive the economic downturn. Also consider taking a business course at... More
Answered By: PadmaBee - 10/20/2010
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Have you gone to the local One-Stop Center (called different things in different states)? They can help access other sources of jobs and give you ideas on other jobs that might be appropriate. They won't tell you so, but yes you apply for other jobs within 20% of your former salary and that should be OK.
Answered By: Anna P - 10/20/2010
asking in the immigration section pretty much explains why you are still seeking employment
Answered By: bobby - 10/20/2010
walmart has drivers, u do what u have to do to live these days. good luck
Answered By: evony free - 10/20/2010
You are supposed to do whatever it takes to get a job and feed your family. If the perfect job isn't available right now, you are supposed to take one that's less perfect until the economy approves and you can switch to a better job.
Answered By: Brother_Hesekiel - 10/20/2010
If no jobs in your field, you must put in other applications to meet your quota. Does not matter to them.
Answered By: Deport em all - 10/20/2010
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