This Could Be Why

bya Gabrielle at 5:55 AM

I finally landed an interview with the State!

Yippy Skippy as Ms. Piggy would say.  My brother, Nathaniel, always hated when she said that for some reason.  As much as I am happy, I am a little sad.  The place that I will be interviewed and most likely work, if I even get the job, is 30 miles away from where I live.  My interview is at the Department of Social Services and the position title is Human Services Specialist II.  It’s located over in Eastover somewhere.  I’ve heard of Eastover, but I’ve never been there.  It’s one of those places you know exists, but if someone asked you how to get there, you’d wouldn’t know which direction to send them.  Since I don’t know the area at all, I looked up the address they gave me so I would have some idea of how to get there come January 3rd.  Well, I typed it into to Google, and hit the map button, and Google told me it didn’t exist.  If it doesn’t exist on Google, where does it?  Phil somehow was able to find the longitude and latitude and plugged that in, and finally was able to bring it up on Yahoo Maps. But goodness, it shouldn’t be that hard to find a flipping street.  Anyway, wish me luck because I really, really, need a job.

In other news, I think I found out one of the reasons why it has been difficult finding a job – read on.

SC unemployment rate rises for the 3rd straight month

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – South Carolina’s unemployment rate increased for the third straight month, up slightly to 5.9 percent in November.

State Employment Security Commission officials said Friday that the number of unemployed in the state increased by 1,500 last month to nearly 127,000 overall.

The national unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 4.7 percent.

The state unemployment rate increased from 5.8 percent in October. The rate was 5.7 percent in September.

State Employment Security Commission officials say South Carolina’s economy has improved during the past year, and the holiday shopping season appears to be good.

But officials say the nationwide housing slump and high gas prices could impede job growth over the next few months.

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