I would like to open a discussion among parents about the issue of jobs. This topic is or may become important to many parents of college students and college graduates. I am the parent of a 2010 Knox graduate who has not found steady work (something other than seasonal work) since graduation, in spite of a tremendous effort on her part. I have heard from other parents of college graduates here in St. Louis, MO that this is not an unusual situation.
What I therefore propose is a job bank of sorts, in which parents, and anyone else interested, exchange information via this group on jobs or job leads that may be helpful to these college graduates. I have been hoping that our political leaders or businesses would do something, but now feel that a grass roots effort may help.
An example of what I am talking about is: If I know of some job, hear of a job lead, know someone in a particular field or business, I would send that information to our group.
This is just a rough idea. I am just trying to help our young people get started on their life. Because we were not alive during the Depression, we did not experience what our young people are experiencing now.
While young people working volunteer jobs and internships, they need a paying job to feel like they have a future.
Do you have any thoughts or comments about my idea of a job bank?
Rose Ann Feldman
Attorney at Law
2016 S. Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 333-4154 (fax)
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