The Biden economy has actually made it harder for skilled workers to find a job

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While the administration and the progressive media keep telling people that the country is seeing excellent job growth, skilled workers are telling a different story.

The Democrat Party is trying to keep up a good face for the upcoming election season, but the reality is things are not looking good on the job front for many Americans.

Now some job seekers are showing just what is actually happening behind the scenes in the real world.

Skilled job applicants getting nowhere

With high prices on everything from food to housing, today’s job applicants are willing to do just about anything for gainful employment.

Many of these highly skilled applicants are trying hard, yet they’re getting nowhere when they apply.

Kyle Clark has tried to find a job in every industry, from insurance to project management, and he even tried to get a job at a big-box retailer but was told they weren’t hiring.

The 30-year-old has a four-year degree in technical editing with seven years of work experience and says that he’s submitted around 250 applications.

Out of those 250 applications, Clark said he has received 14 positive responses and attended 12 interviews, yet he’s gotten no job offers.

“I’m losing my mind. I am just burned out… I just want to be employed. I have skills, I want to work, and that’s what’s frustrating. I want to. Just let me,” said Clark.

While the “official” job numbers show a net growth of 275,000 jobs in February, the real truth behind the scenes isn’t so rosy.

Many companies are leery of hiring new employees thanks to high interest rates and strong demand for higher wages, while workers are vying amongst more candidates and simultaneously dealing with fewer openings. 

Brad Hershbein, a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, said, “Hiring is slowing across the board.”

Another college graduate named Cheyenne Barton says she’s applied for approximately 1,000 positions but still has yet to snag one interview.

The 26-year-old Floridian graduated with a degree in biomedical sciences and another in computing technology and software development.

Now, Barton says that it has gotten to the point where she’s just looking for “really any job” that would be somewhat relevant to her degrees.

Barton said companies “say they want recent grads who are teachable and can learn quicker. But when you apply for the job and it’s like, ‘Oh, we already have over 100 applications with people who are more qualified.’”

The struggle is real

The current job market is equally challenging for senior-level job seekers like Jennifer Gobora of Philadelphia, who co-owned and helped run a marketing company for 20 years until it shut down during the pandemic.

The 56-year-old earned her certificate toward an MBA and applied for hundreds of marketing jobs in her area over the past eight months, getting interest from around one company a week.

Now, Gobora says things are slowing down and she wonders if many companies are just filling open positions internally but posting them just to ensure they fulfill corporate responsibilities.

According to Brad Hershbein, “There’s a lot of uncertainty,” and many companies are now saying, “We’re just going to wait” before they add any more employees to the payroll.

And while net employment growth is strong, according to the jobs report, Hershbein says much of that can actually be traced to fewer layoffs.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.