Layoffs abound. Traditional career advice says, "Find a 'bridge' job until you can get back into the full time workforce." But where are these bridge jobs? They used to be in retail services - but so many stores have closed their doors and there's a hidden hit list of coming retail bankrupties in 2009. So where does one go to get a temporary cash flow?
The federal government is one option. The IRS seeks part time clerks and processors in the first quarter every year. And I've seen a plea for census workers, though that time is a little ways off.
Fast food restaurants may still be hiring, though minimum wage applies here.
Handy with tools? You might be able to find a casual labor job as homeowners work at fixing up their houses as they wait for the housing market to improve before selling.
Let's face it. Bridge jobs are few and far between. I'm looking for solutions for my career coaching clients. Help!