No one is giving up yet, and even though none of the major employers in town is hiring, there is still a 2009 job fair going on at Ivy Tech tomorrow (March 25). This will be a group of potential employers, local educational institutions, military recruitment and volunteer organizations with openings all in one location at our Ivy Tech Campus for anyone interested. More and more, the "any port in a storm" theory makes employers who may have been your second or third choice look appealing.
There are people leaving town and looking for work in other towns or other states, but some brave folks ( or those trapped by mortgages on houses they can not sell) are sticking around and trying to make it work.
I will not be able to attend the job fair tomorrow, but I am interested in some perspective and insight from anyone who does go.