It's hard to believe another Christmas and Holiday Season has come and gone. It's also hard to believe it's 2016!
Nonetheless, the Holidays are often a time when "the kids" return home from school after exams. By now they've already headed back for the start of the next semester. In rural areas like Hastings County, I often hear parents (and many local people in general) comment that they wish their kids could one day return home full-time. The hurdle is finding a good job they say.
I've been thinking about the argument that young people can't find a job. While certainly there are endless opportunities for a young person in a big city like Toronto, and also the lure of a high salary, is it really all that great when the average home price is hovering around $1 million? Suddenly making $150,000 a year in Toronto doesn't seem that great.
Further, is there really a lack of opportunities or jobs in Hastings County? I decided to do a search online and found quite a number of interesting and decent paying jobs. Some of them pay more than others, while the lower paying jobs still offer a decent starting salary (considering the more affordable cost of living in our area) and perhaps a chance to use the experience for a better opportunity later on. Here is a list with links to the job advertisements I found (active at the time of this post):
Take some time to browse around for jobs yourself. If finding a job is an issue, we do offer free and confidential business coaching to anyone who has a passion and might like to start their own business in our area.