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‘I am losing my mind’: Behind the rosy job numbers, Americans are struggling to find work

‘I am losing my mind’: Behind the rosy job numbers, Americans are struggling to find work

Companies are warier about hiring, workers compete for fewer spots and a large share of employees fear layoffs.

By Paul DavidsonBailey SchulzBetty Lin-Fisher, USA Today

Since leaving a university research administration job last May, Kyle Clark has cast an ever-widening net in his search for a new position.

First the 30-year-old sought jobs in technical editing, a skill he honed at the university. Then he leveraged his administrative experience, applying for openings in insurance and project management. Finally, he tossed his hat in the ring for a job posting at a local big-box retailer, only to be told the store wasn’t hiring.

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