Truck Driver Training:
Schneider National: 1-800-44-PRIDE or www.schneiderjobs.com/
There are other companies that will provide training as well. Look at truck.net
Pendleton, Oregon - today - Keystone RV Mfg. - sign by the freeway said "Production Positions Now Available".
I would like to thank you Jim, for pointing out that some Companies are hanging out "Hiring" signs.
You are trying to help and give hope.
If I was unemployed I would get on a Greyhound bus and keep going until I found something to do.
If I could not find a paid job, even temporary or minimum wage, I would volunteer for a Charity.
I have volunteered many times in my life, and always learned a new skill.
I went to the Red Cross to learn CPR and First Aid because I was caregiver to my Mom-in-law.
After she passed away, I continued doing courses with the Red Cross, and was put on the Disaster Action Team.
This was all volunteer, not paid......but I was told I could apply for the paid staff positions available,
which were posted in the "volunteer" areas. I heard from a Red Cross worker that FEMA needed contractors
to assess damage to property, one of the skills I learned from the Red Cross.
So after doing several FEMA courses, I was on contract for all the Hurricanes, floods and disasters for the next 5 years.
I also took caregiver courses at the Alzheimers Association, and got a full-time job because of that.So you never know when a new skill, or a volunteer position can turn into a career.
I took a minimum-wage job in a retail store when I first arrived in the USA,
but I interviewed for it with the same positive attitude as for a Management job.
I did my homework on the Company and asked some questions.
I showed them I was willing to take on anything, and didn't mind hard work.
I was Assistant Manager 3 months later. I have remained on good terms with the owners,
they told me the door was always open if I want to go back.
I know times are much harder now......but I know a new immigrant (legal) who has just landed a good job
against a lot of competition.....I'm pretty sure it was his attitude and courtesy that got him in.
I also know a few people here illegally (Europeans, not Hispanic) who are never out of work.
I have not asked how they do it.
My Daddy had to uproot his wife and 3 kids from Ireland to England because there was no work at home,
and no such thing as welfare or free health care.
He worked down the Yorkshire coal mines, his brothers worked in the Sheffield steel foundries.
They passed the word on to other Irishmen.
When I was in TV Production in England, almost every job opening went to friends and relatives of present employees.
Even people who wanted to be Sound engineers or cameramen had to start by clearing tables in the cafeteria,
and work their way up.
There have been unemployment crises throughout time, but I think this is the worst I have known Universally.
More than ever, it is not just how educated you are or what job skills you have, but it is who you know that matters.
You have to use your network of contacts......including Jim M.
He might turn out to be your best friend with his news of "Hiring" notices.