During a presidential election year, talk about the economy and blame for the condition of the job market bounces like a ping pong ball from one candidate to the other depending on who is serving the point. Unless you have an obsession to dig into a bevy of political and economic underpinnings, it’s easy to get caught up in ball of confusing rhetoric.
Aside from how the federal government moves money around, remember that our country is made up of states that self-govern—and that’s a good thing. Therefore, we don’t have a mechanism for evaluating federal policies directed toward specific states. For example, despite stimulus monies, there’s no “Ohio unemployment rescue package” that can be imposed by Congress. And there appears to be no federal “commitment” to get the country back to work unless one chooses to be an entrepreneur.
Despite the mud-slinging commercials on television, what might the coming elections mean to your job, or more important, your bottom line?
Two points to consider
One, examine the unemployment rate in your state comparative to other states. How quickly is your state recovering in jobs? Are people migrating out to where job prospects may seem brighter? Is the local housing market rebounding? Are aspects of recovery due to bounce-back of industry apart from the influence of any political candidate?
Two, question what position either candidate holds on taxes. Statements about jobs and taxes tend to be vague. Is it likely that any decision made by a candidate will have a positive outcome for the middle class worker?
So how does one prepare?
Unless you have a crystal ball, keep your eyes focused forward. As a job-seeker, It would be wise to register with a staffing firm that can assist by getting you in front of companies with open positions.
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