Almost every computer work station is in use inside the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Public Library, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Cincinnati. The library has seen a significant increase in visitors as people are using the research material available to search for jobs and employment information. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
The unemployment rate in Mesa County is rising, and those scrambling for a new job are having a tough time finding one.
So how hard is it to find a job?
Especially if you need a change of careers?
David Porfirio with the Mesa County Workforce says getting back on your feet with a new paycheck isn't easy, especially in grand junction...
So what can you do?
What if you have little experience?
Believe it or not there are a few jobs for you, especially if you're willing to get your hands dirty.
The Dairy Queen on North Avenue is looking to fill one position, simple maintenance work on their three local stores.
Since owner Clark linford posted the job. he has been flooded with more than 400 applicants, and some excellent ones at that.
"Six months ago before the economy slowed down, it was hard to find quality employees, but no I have a lot of chances," he says.
The winning candidate can expect a wage of $10- $15 per hour.
How about some office work?
Startek is looking for a few good men and women to take up some of their desks.
The company will train you and pay you at the same time.
If you land the gig, expect an hourly wage of about $10 plus benefits after three months.
While there are jobs available, today's market is extremely competitive.