The employment news is nothing but bad today, and the economists keep telling us that the job market is going to get worse.
One thing that readers keep asking for are solutions or strategies for dealing with the lousy job market. So I'm going to try to post as many events as I hear about that try to bring job seekers and employers looking to hire together.
Pink Slip Parties have been around for awhile. They popped up earlier in the decade, especially after the dot-com bust, as a way for the newly laid off to gather and commiserate. They returned in New York last fall as Wall Street began emptying out.
Now Philadelphia will see a Pink Slip Party at Public House, 2 Logan Square, March 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For other details, here's the link to the news release.
Sponsored by Ajilon Professional Staffing, the event is geared toward those in finance, accounting, legal and information technology fields. (Ajilon is a unit of Adecco Group, the huge personnel and temporary employment firm based in Switzerland.)
Ajilon says there are job openings at "major" companies in the Philadelphia area.
UPDATE: Here are some of the companies confirmed for the event: Comcast, the Hub Meeting & Events Center (in the Cira Centre building), SEPTA, and IKO, of Wilmington.
All Pink Slip Parties are fund-raisers. So Ajilon is asking for a $15 donation at the door. All the money raised will go to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.