Because of the Be Your Own Headhunter presentations I do online and in the community on job search, networking and LinkedIn I have met a lot of people with heart breaking stories about how the Great Recession has impacted them and their families.
I also know many people who have been completely untouched from the economic hell that many are going through. Yes they worry about what might happen and they may save more than they used to but generally have been untouched.
On the other end of the spectrum are a group of people who are now called the 99ers, those who have exhausted all unemployment benefits.
60 Minutes did a story on them and I thought it would be a good idea to post the video here as sometimes I hear people make comments about the long term unemployed being lazy, unwilling to take any job or being unskilled.
For the folks who I have met, this could not be further from the truth.
Here is the video (there maybe a 1 minute commercial inserted in it):