Unemployment benefits run out?

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Business Journal reporter Rebecca Tonn is writing about how long-term unemployment is affecting people. If you live in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado, you’ve been unemployed for more than 99 weeks and your unemployment has run out, we want to hear your story. Contact Rebecca at rebecca.tonn@csbj.com or 719-329-5229.

4 Responses to Unemployment benefits run out?

  1. Yes, I have been unemployed for 2 years with a couple of temporary seasonal jobs (3 months in the summers). I have exhausted all unemployment benefits and cannot get any help because I am not employed. I have been job searching internet, newspapers, hiring signs, friends and family tips about jobs. I have had a couple of interviews, but because of my age I do not qualify or they do not want to hire. I am 60 years old and hard to get hired. My house is about to be foreclosed on because I have no income. I tried to apply for a job with Manpower and they tell me they can’t help me because I have not held a fulltime job for a year in over a year so I was not qualified. I have not had a check since June 21st and didn’t qualify for the last unemployment benefits.

    Robert Camren
    August 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm

  2. I understand what u mean, jobs are far & in between; and age stand out as a handicap. Good Luck

    Kathy C Bailey
    August 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  3. I have been unemployed for almost 3 years with some jobs lasting a couple weeks only, now I have lost everything I own, I recieve food stamps for $200.00 a month and thanks to my brother I have a roof over my head, I have tryed everywhere to find work but with so many out of work It is very difficult,
    The only bright side is I wont have any income tax this year at this rate.

    Matt Cruz
    August 13, 2010 at 8:34 pm

  4. Those of us who are 60 years and older and who are not disabled but capable of working are really wondering what to do next. Those of us still employed know that it is a matter of time before we are no longer employed, then what? Some of us have money that will last a few months to maybe a year or a little more, but then what?

    A growing number of senior citizens are looking at destitution and homelessness, and I suspect suicide will increase along with murdering of family members. People can do heinous things when they believe there is nothing else.

    Who do we have to blame for the NEW AMERICA but ourselves. Many of us knew that the one sided trade agreements would eventually come due, now what do we have?

    Many of us knew that capitalism without meaningful restrictions to protect We the People would come due too. Now, what do we do?

    Do we keep pretending and denying? That is what many will do, but not I.

    Bennie
    September 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm