September 3rd, 2010
10:57 AM ET

A glimmer of hope in finding jobs during rough economy


Friday's job reports numbers are providing some hope in the midst of some troubling times - business hiring is picking up, but not enough to make up for the massive losses of temporary government jobs. Still, job recovery is the highest it has been in decades.

So how are things for those struggling to find a job? Despite some daunting numbers there are people finding work in today’s economy.

Ross Masood was unemployed for eight months after being laid off from the Office of Head Start and like many others out of work, he went through periods of self-doubt wondering: “When will this end?”

He finally found a new job as a recruiter and is enjoying helping others find work.

Ross’ advice to those still looking: “do not give up.”

Hear Ross’ story as told to CNN’s Steve Kastenbaum:

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  1. Dale

    None of us should give up yet the only way i've been able to keep my head above water is to take all of my time getting on one gov. program after another.

    September 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • rb

      that was almost as funny as you are lame

      September 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |