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The Government Bubble

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by highboldtage

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It turns out that the bubbles that we have recently experienced – housing, derivatives, banking, insurance, stockes and so on were not just economic bubbles.  It appears that there was also a bubble in government at the same time, and this bubble is now bursting.

California is the poster child for this, with recent furloughs and i.o.u.s for state payments, but this week Los Angeles is starting to lay off 4,000 employees.  Cities all over California are beginning to downsize, along with school districts and transportation systems.  It looks like before it is over a hundred thousand or more government workers in California will soon be unemployed and the ripple effects of that will be immense, particularly in Sacramento.  Also heavily impacted will be the small rural counties like Humboldt where government payrolls account for 30% or more of the local economy.

The Federal government has its own bubble to deal with, with out of control deficit spending it will be unable to bail out the states.  The states will be unable to bail out the cities and counties.  You are on your own.  The Bubble Government is bursting.

have a peaceful day,



AND THEN WHAT? Prolonged Aid to Unemployed Is Running Out

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2009 by highboldtage

AND THEN WHAT?  Prolonged Aid to Unemployed Is Running Out


Published: August 1, 2009

Over the coming months, as many as 1.5 million jobless Americans will exhaust their unemployment insurance benefits, ending what for some has been a last bulwark against foreclosures and destitution.

Because of emergency extensions already enacted by Congress, laid-off workers in nearly half the states can collect benefits for up to 79 weeks, the longest period since the unemployment insurance program was created in the 1930s. But unemployment in this recession has proved to be especially tenacious, and a wave of job-seekers is using up even this prolonged aid.

Oregon Professional Educator Fair

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2008 by highboldtage

the Oregon Professional Educator Fair

Online registration for applicants will remain available until March 24, 2008


Oregon’s Professional Educator Fair brings together top school districts and outstanding teacher candidates for a valuable time of information sharing and interviewing.  (231 Agencies registered for the 2007 Fair–a record number!)

2008 registered agencies have reserved more separate interview space than any year previously.  It should be a great hiring season!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008  Open to all registered candidates

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 By Appointment Only (for interviews set on 4/1/08 to registered candidates)

Registration Fee:

Online registration on or before March 24 is $15.00. Registration on April 1 at the door is $25.00.   Candidates will receive a manual upon entering that will provide information about employer booth locations as well as projected position vacancies communicated by districts when they registered.


Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (For Pre-scheduled Interviews Only)


Oregon Convention Center
777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon

Oregon’s Convention Center provides a distinctive site for this year’s Professional Educator Fair. Located near Lloyd Center-just across the river from downtown Portland-the Convention Center is one of the city’s most attractive landmarks.

Besides the plentiful hotel accommodations available in the Lloyd Center area, out-of-town visitors have easy access to the Convention Center from hotels in downtown Portland. The MAX Light Rail line stops at the Convention Center and there is direct freeway access from the Rose Quarter exit off I-5 (exit 302A).

Plan to spend some extra time to tour this beautiful facility and the newly refurbished Lloyd Center area.For more information contact either:

 Jim Buck (Fair Coordinator) 503-661-5137

Sue Scott  503-581-3141 (COSA Office)

Who Should Attend?

  • Graduates who are seeking first positions.
  • Experienced Teachers and Administrative Personnel who want to change school systems or relocate to other communities.
  • School Administrators who want to recruit qualified candidates for classroom, special education, support staff and administrative positions.
  • College and University Personnel who want to assist their graduates in the job search process as well as provide information about post graduate opportunities.