Jim’s WebLetter for 10/1/11

Hi-ya WebLetter Readers!

I want to write about jobs being created on the internet, mainly because of a conversation I had with a man yesterday while waiting on my car to be serviced. He mentioned that people in this country need to get back to work but said that many jobs are being replaced by robots in factories. I told him that robots actually create jobs – new jobs – because machinery, like the robot, breaks down and needs someone to service it. New jobs are literally being created by the thousands each and every day. Many more opportunities to start a business using the Web are springing up as well. In an article written in June of 2009, Computer World magazine wrote that 1.2 million jobs had been created from Internet Economy. In the story, “The study’s job estimate is based on people who work directly in building or maintaining the Internet’s infrastructure, conduct advertising and commerce over it, and other direct uses”. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134231/Study_Internet_economy_has_created_1.2M_jobs

So as a result of the internet, we have better opportunities in finding a job, a new and important position in the workforce. Here are a few ideas being created today …

Taskrabbit is an example of a site where people find odd jobs everyday. Some make as much as $5000 a month, according to the news report on ABC News Thursday night. Although this site is serving locations like New York and the Bay Area of San Francisco right now, it is expanding to other cities across America. The company makes money, the people who take the jobs posted on the site make money … it’s a win-win. http://www.taskrabbit.com/

Of course sites like Career Builder (www.careerbuilder.com) and Indeed (indeed.com) list jobs from businesses. Sign up and create an account, then search their database and apply for a job. Background and education play a big roll in landing a job. Look online for information. As I like to say, “Google it”.

There are even websites for people over 50 looking for work … JobsOver50 calls itself the “source for hiring baby boomers & retirees”. http://jobsover50.com/ And Workforce50 which has added a career and education section to assist boomers and seniors who are considering a career or job transition. http://www.workforce50.com/

===HuMoR===
LAWS OF PARENTING
1. The later you stay up, the earlier your child will wake up the next morning.
2. For a child to become clean, something else must become dirty.
3. Toys multiply to fill any space available.
4. The longer it takes you to make a meal, the less your child will like it.
5. Yours is always the only child who doesn’t behave.
6. If the shoe fits…it’s expensive.
7. The surest way to get something done is to tell a child not to do it.
8. The gooier the food, the more likely it is to end up on the carpet.
9. Backing the car out of the driveway causes your child to have to go to the bathroom.
(thanks, Russell)
+++++++++++++++++++++++
LETTER TO THE BANK
Dear Sirs,
In view of current developments in the banking market, if one of my checks is returned marked “insufficient funds,” does that refer to me or to you?
Sincerely
(thanks, Robert)
+++++++++++++++++++++++
Judi walks into the library, looks around, then gets in line for the counter.
Once she gets to the head of the line, she loudly says, “I’d like a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coke.”
The librarian looks at her for a moment. Then whispers to Judi, “Ma’am, this is the library.”
Judi nods.
Then she *whispers*, “I’d like a Big Mac, large fries, and a large Coke….”
(thanks, Geri)
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And that’s this week’s WebLetter, folks. Thank you for your time. I hope the sites I shared and the jokes I passed along help to make your day. And as always, may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim
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