Two years, several temporary jobs, 15 interviews, and countless applications later Justy Thomas has landed a permanent job. “I feel blessed I have a stable job,” she says. Thomas is now working in the human resources department of a local utility company. We first introduced you to Justy Thomas in November 2011. She’s been part of our Jobless In Idaho series; a reporting project that tracked out-of-work Idahoans on their paths to finding careers. As we reported back in 2011, Thomas was a month away from graduating from Boise State University with a degree in human resources and business management. Thomas decided to go to school after she was laid off in 2007 from her job in the mortgage industry/Emilie Ritter Saunders, State Impact. More here.
Question: Do you know someone who landed a permanent job after a long search for one during the Great Recession? Can you describe his/her travails?