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My sister is in deep, scary financial trouble. Her husband's business failed, they're in deep personal and business debt. They're in their late 30s/early 40s, have two pre-teen children and a mortgage they can just about afford (but maybe not for long). They're stuck. Neither of them has a college degree or formal training of any kind. Neither of them are computer savvy. My sister is hanging on to a low paying part-time govt. job just for the benefits and the promise of going full-time ''soon''. They live in the Portland, Oregon area and need hard, practical advice on: 1) good paying jobs for life (or something close to it) 2) how to get on track financially - and how to stick to it Can they get govt. assisted job training? Are there good non-profit organizations in the Portland area that can help them? Big Sister
Our down the street neighbors are actually moving to Portland, OR this summer, and they don't even have to look for work: he is with Office Depot and she is with Sephora, so all they have to do is pick up and go. I don't believe that either of them has an advanced degree, and they are doing very well and enjoying themselves.
Although I know that retail doesn't pay a bunch in the beginning, it sounds as if your sister and her husband have the ability to advance fairly quickly, so this may be a good way to go. Claire
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