Layoffs in Nevada affecting Pinoy workers

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Jan. 31, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Nevada JobConnect is one of the busiest places for jobless Nevadans seeking employment.

Elizabeth Janolino is among the 8.9 percent who are jobless in Clark County. She was an emergency room coordinator before the company laid her off in October 2013.

“Mahirap kasi syempre meron kang tatlong anak and then my husband also lost his job. Pareho kaming naging unemployed. Now we have to venture. You just can’t take it lying down kasi meron kaming tatlong anak na umaasa sa amin,” said Janolino.

Janolino said that life has been tough for her and her husband since they began looking for jobs.

“Being a Filipino, tayo ang importante sa atin mag provide sa pamilya natin. Sa akin anything, whatever I can get right now just to feed my family,” she said.

Like many other Americans, Janolino is hoping that unemployment benefits will be extended.

“It’s not like we are just lying around and waiting for our unemployment checks to come. We are trying to find a job but some, not as everybody, are lucky. Nowadays, you need to have connections to get in to a job because job is just hard right now,” she said.

Nevada’s Senate Majority Floor Leader Harry Reid said that Democrats are planning for a three-month extension of unemployment payments to those beneficiaries that expired in December, affecting millions of Americans.

The administration plans to meet with a group of CEOs and other leaders to talk about the best ways to incorporate unemployed Americans back into the work force. It is one of President Obama’s items on his wish list presented in his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, grocery giant Albertsons is set to close down two of their stores in the Las Vegas valley.

Massive lay-offs are expected to happen this year from big companies such as retailer JC Penneys, who will close 33 stores nationwide and cut 2,000 jobs.

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  • Delia
    2 February 2014 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I hope all of you getting lay off are democrats . Thats what Obama promise you , a shovel ready lay off .

  • catholic_counter_capitalist
    2 February 2014 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Not surprising to see a pure EVIL comment coming from an EVIL person! When people are getting laid off and losing their jobs, all you can think about Delia is that you hope these people are Democrats??? Well, that hope is course, FALSE and the only reason you are saying that is because you get your happiness in punishing, blaming people who are already struggling and suffering and that by hoping they are all Democrats, you wouldn’t have to offer any help to get them out of struggles… Pure evil, just so plain pure…. Keep showing your nasty comments, your hatred on people in general. Who would want to listen to you when you try to promote and/or diss a politician? A pure sociedal approach into campaigning for the Republican/Tea Party….

    • Delia
      2 February 2014 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Cat Idiot , Do you ever have anything informative or useful to say?

      I am not a member of the republican party, democrat party or tea party , my political posture is one of a constitutional conservative in the traditional vein, and as far as I am aware, there is not a party comprised of this philosophy. Comprende Comrade ?

      • catholic_counter_capitalist
        3 February 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

        Yes, there is…. Atheistic Libertarians who worship Ayn Rand??? Do you believe in God??? What religion to you belong to???? Are you Christian, what denomination??? Are you Catholic???

        • Delia
          3 February 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

          Cat Idiot , Now thats a twist , do you have a brain ? asking questions and yet you cant answer a simple one . I think your questions deserve no answer untill we get answer from you , nada , zit . And stop speculating you might damage your brain . There you go again , inflating a rubber that has a big hole.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            3 February 2014 at 10:59 am -

            Exactly, you have no personal informative, meaningful, useful things to say….. Calling yourself “constitutional conservative but yet diss the constituionality of Obamacare is just laughable. Here is a cut and paste article for your enjoyment!

            “Conservative Republicans are so very fond of telling everyone else how no one loves the Constitution more than they do. Therefore, anyone who does anything they don’t like hates the Constitution (and by extension, America). And if you’re President Obama, your every action is a violation of our nation’s most sacred secular document. The whole thing is maddening because these very same folks are trying to thwart the Constitution’s basic tenets and take down the economy with their shenanigans over Obamacare.”

            When 5 conservatives and 4 liberals supreme court justices voted for the constitutionality of the Obamacare, it must have been a suicidal harakiri to all conservatives specifically, the extreme right wingers’ “constitutional conservatives!… as i said again and again, the divine law has been set since the beginning of time that the good deeds that serve the COMMON GOOD will prevail over evilness. And the other interesting thing about it is the karma. How you treat these vulnerable people (good or bad) will come back to you. Think about that Delia…

  • Jessie
    2 February 2014 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    This is the result of Obamacare, cutting down work hours, or massive lay-offs. What were you thinking when you voted Obama for the second time. Where are the jobs. Next time don’t vote for the Party of liars…

    • Delia
      2 February 2014 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      @Jessie , true that , you hit the nails , great post.

    • catholic_counter_capitalist
      3 February 2014 at 9:31 am - Reply

      And that is the Republican/Tea Party….

  • noz
    2 February 2014 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    where is harry reid in all of these jobs loss of nevada’s hardworkers. harry reid, the so called nevada’s main man and the main squeeze of nevadans when they go to the poll, gave their votes of power to HR as member of congress, and control of the senate, as senate majority, and as BO’s barker/biter, acting exactly like the son of a female pit bull, with his no compromise on most of the GOP’s house proposal to collide with HR’s mantra – “its my way or you all can hit the highway”, then turn around to the minority GOP acting like the wicked she-devil for the cabal left lame stream medias to air in all angles of communications of the twisted missive of HR against the GOP, in order to reach their ignorant base of freeloaders, created by BO, and trained the takers to be too quiet/satisfied/content with all the freebies, goodies, stuffed to the max, to make them always the believers of HR’s powwow of “its the uncooperative GOP’s fault of their anti sizable corporate taxations/anti-illegal aliens amnesty to boost the economy”. HR comes out feeling a winner with his full of hot air anti-capitalist, pro illegal alien amnesty spouts is his counter GOP batters. voters must realize the democraps economic policies are job killers, the proof are all over, happening, and more will be happening, yet, people still believe this lame duck HR, just like his lame duck boss, the POTUS. nevadans voted for this barker/biter uncompromising on multiple proposals of the GOP, to attract risk taker entrepreneurs in the private businesses by offering government incentives. HR is consistently fixated with the GOP’s proposals as more of the same corporate welfare, the usual lefties, liberals, socialists mantra. HR unequivocally is densely wrong with job loss expected to be the collapsing domino. having said what i said, the job loss in nevada is just the tip of the iceberg. the people voted these current politicians in power hang up on their ideologues, and will never ever compromise is the true characteristic of an ideologue. the financial catastrophe of job loss by enlarged was caused by the people themselves, giving their votes to these bunch of ideologues running the USA to a powerless nation in debt of 17 trillion to china. the remedy answers of these politicians with ideologue of socialism is to give unemployment, once this run out, next stop is the welfare office, problem solve. the diminishing income taxpayer american workers will be like the extinction of the dinosaurs on the face of the earth. again, the people with the power to vote made this growing predicament all to themselves. if this continue with down the hill, surely no where but down, or choose up hill, surely nothing but up hill battle to no where, to equate to no way out.

    • Delia
      3 February 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

      Harry Reid said democrats working for Another 3 months extension for un-employment ? lol Why don’t he just simply say we are printing billions more and make tax payers punished .Or tell us the honest truth about shovel ready jobs was another 800 million gone in which that created nothing but wasted money , borrowed from China , our credit rating has dropped twice only under this clown Obama. I could go on but the goofball minions that still suck and breath obama BS are too lazy and stupid depending the dictator in Chief.

  • catholic_against_extremerightwingers
    3 February 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    @Delia

    Exactly, you have no personal informative, meaningful, useful things to say….. Calling yourself “constitutional conservative but yet diss the constituionality of Obamacare is just laughable. Here is a cut and paste article for your enjoyment!
    “Conservative Republicans are so very fond of telling everyone else how no one loves the Constitution more than they do. Therefore, anyone who does anything they don’t like hates the Constitution (and by extension, America). And if you’re President Obama, your every action is a violation of our nation’s most sacred secular document. The whole thing is maddening because these very same folks are trying to thwart the Constitution’s basic tenets and take down the economy with their shenanigans over Obamacare.”
    When 5 conservatives and 4 liberals supreme court justices voted for the constitutionality of the Obamacare, it must have been a suicidal harakiri to all conservatives specifically, the extreme right wingers’ “constitutional conservatives!… as i said again and again, the divine law has been set since the beginning of time that the good deeds that serve the COMMON GOOD will prevail over evilness. And the other interesting thing about it is the karma. How you treat these vulnerable people (good or bad) will come back to you. Think about that Delia…

    • Delia
      3 February 2014 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Cat Idiot , Actually, it seems that the majority of people everywhere crave being looked after and gladly give up liberty for a relatively low standard of living as long as they don’t have to take responsibility for their own well being. They mistakenly believe the shills for socialism that Big Government will give them that permanent cradle to the grave security they crave. They have no concept that maybe one or two generations will get the goodies but that eventually the freebie party stops. And then you have the worst of both worlds , low standard of living and loss of liberty to improve it.

      It’s republicans and everybody’s fault but the democrats right? The democrat deficit spend, promote sex and drug addiction, force open borders to create a voter base of non citizens, make republicans obey the law while democrats do what ever they please, and blame this on the conservative victims. You guys are self destructing, need help, and are your own worst enemies.

      Cat Idiot, i dont enjoy being replied by cut and paste . Your amount of stupidity displayed is frightening.

      • Delia
        3 February 2014 at 12:00 pm - Reply

        Cat Idiot , there is no need to post and re-post your cut and paste re-buttle .

      • catholic_counter_capitalist
        3 February 2014 at 6:29 pm - Reply

        You can actually talk almost normally like a human being, that is frightening!

        Low standard of living? Let me see, the richest people in the USA control and owns more than half of the world’s resources and yet 1 out of 6 people go hungry in the USA and please don’t diss this information like Noz to be false. Tell your “friend” Noz that not everyone is born with a silver spoon in his mouth and that he needs to get out of his la la land mansion with manicured lawns and see the real world more often, volunteer at soup kitchens to do some charitable activities and talk to these vulnerable people you guys like to bully. Capitalism will fail/fall miserably. The material earth won’t be able to support the demands of Capitalism.

        • noz
          3 February 2014 at 7:29 pm - Reply

          LUCIFER, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THIS DEMON IS INTO DEATH TO CAPITALISM FOR PEOPLE TO EAT MUD LIKE THIS BEAST. BUT AT THE MOMENT, THIS BEAST USED TO BE CONSUMING SLIMY MUD IS LIVING HIGH AS SUCKER OF OTHER’S PEOPLE CASH FACILITATED BY HIS CAPTURED BO. THE MASTER MANIPULATOR OF THE TRUTH WITH THE TELLTALES OF HUNGER IN AMERICA, ARE MAKING AMERICANS LAUGHING AT YOU, LUCIFER, EXPECTED OF A STUPID SERPENT SUCKER NOT TO KNOW OBESITY IS THE RAMPANT HEALTH PROBLEM IN THE USA, AMONG AMERICANS ON WELFARE PRACTICING OVEREATING WITH THEIR FOOD STAMPS. DIDN’T I TELL YOU SERPENT TO GO TO YOUR HELLHOLE, EAT YOUR FAVORITE MUD. PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF YOUR BULLCRAP ABOUT THE AMERICAN POOR ARE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU, READY TO DISPOSE YOU TO YOUR FAVORED FLAMES.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            3 February 2014 at 7:44 pm -

            Do you believe in God, Noz? What religion do you belong to? Do you believe in Satan?

        • Delia
          4 February 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

          Cat Idiot , no one is born with silver spoon . I was not and millions and millions along with me was not . I flip a burger when i was in junior high school , wash dishes in restaurant , baby sit , and many other jobs that my body can handle . I save money going through College , my parents cant afford to send us siblings to College as they cant hardly make the payment to our home we live in , a food on a table and utility bills . We did not ask a single penny from anyone , we had the opportunity to make it or brake it and that my friend is a goal we strive in. If there’s a will there’s a way . So , why cant anybody else give it a try instead of making every one’s lives misirable .

          Stop your bully pulpit for a change and start stretching your muscle or your brain , not your mouth muscle , nagging and complainning .

          Your against capitalist is very disturbing , tell us where all taxes collected from ? Is’nt from citizen that works for capitalist ,corporations and bussinesses ? Where does the government getting the money to subsidized your Library you use and happily say is free , lol it came from the tax payer courtesy of capitalist . Without capitalist and bussinesses this world will not strive. Just the old saying , without the engine , the vehicle wont run , or with out the horse the buggy wont go.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            4 February 2014 at 9:40 am -

            if you can just talk like this for a change without resorting into demonizing people so that they can debate with you, i will applaud you again and again. very nice, using a humane way to describe what many of us go thru to make ends meet but many of us because of life circumstances are trapped and can’t even make ends meet and thus have to turn to the government for help….

            delia, i was never nagging and complaining about tps, immigration, obamas policie., as a matter of fact, your posts were full of nagging and complaining, degrading and demeaning people who have just lost their employment in las vegas, people who might be receiving immigration help… i am only reacting to your hateful nagging and complaining posts.

            i will stop my preaching from the pulpit if you would stop using morality issues and “demons in human form” to describe people whom you dislike and hell….

            unlike you, i question and i attack and criticize the systema and hope for a better system what i think is best for everyone, not for certain group of people only. if i can’t diss capitalism then you can’t certainly diss “socialism” services either, because the services that protect your constitution, your country and her people for what she believes and stands for as a nation are all socialist services. not to mention the services that patrol the borders, keep and deport the people you like calling “illegals” are all socialists. comprende????

        • noz
          4 February 2014 at 10:29 am - Reply

          GO AHEAD KEEP EXPOSING YOURSELF LUCIFER, SHOW THE READERS AND THE WORLD OF YOUR TAUNTING GOD THE ALMIGHTY, INTO USING THE LORD’S NAME IN VAIN. HERE’S TO YOU BEAST LOSER, YOU WILL NEVER EVER WIN WITH YOUR DEMONIC INTENT, THE WINNERS ARE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU, WATCHING YOU GET SLUM IN YOUR HELLHOLE BEAST OF DARKNESS.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            4 February 2014 at 10:45 am -

            i can assure you, noz aka LUCIFER/SATAN, that people rather laughs or find your posts distateful, satanic, evil because you are an evil monger, fear monger, a vile troll of BA who has a demonic intent…. begone satan and take with you your beloved ABYSS!

        • noz
          4 February 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

          BEAST OF DARKNESS, MOCKING GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, MANIPULATING THE LORD’S NAME IN VAIN. BEAST YOU ARE DESTINED TO BE ELIMINATED BY GOD FOREVER.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            4 February 2014 at 10:48 am -

            Do you believe in God, Noz? What religion to believe in? Based on what your have posted so far tells us that you are an EVIL MONGER, FEAR MONGER, member of the most vile society of America.

        • noz
          4 February 2014 at 10:51 am - Reply

          ABYSS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU CAME FROM LUCIFER, AND THE PLACE YOU WILL BE DUMPED BY THE FAITHFUL.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            4 February 2014 at 11:06 am -

            ABYSS was never mine from the beginning and will never ever be mine for ever. you are the only one that begged desperately for it cause you thought i was stealing it from you… lol.. it’s yours forever and ever….

        • noz
          6 February 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

          LUCIFER USING THE NAME OF GOD ALMIGHTY TO TRICK OTHERS. SERPENT, YOU ARE DOOM TO TO BE CRASHED BY THE LORD TO THE BLACK HOLE, WHERE YOU BELONG.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            9 February 2014 at 10:47 am -

            if the lord will crash anyone, you and delia would be the first ones and would be thrown in your own ABYSS!

    • noz
      4 February 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

      THESE ARE YOUR NAMES, I IDENTIFIED YOU WITH – LUCIFER, BEAST, SATAN, DEMON OF DARKNESS YOU DESERVED WITH YOUR DEMONIC RATIONALE. DIABOLICAL BEHAVIOR THROWING BACK YOUR NAMES DESERVING AS LOVERS OF CRIMINAL PURSUITS TO OTHERS, PROVE YOUR TRUE COLOR OF SINISTERLY. YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH YOUR ADMITTED SCHEME OF AMERICA’S DESTRUCTIONS. GO AWAY LUCIFER TO YOUR ABYSS, AND EAT MUD/SLUDGE.

      • catholic_counter_capitalist
        4 February 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

        nope, it was never mine and will never be…. those are yours and you….

        if your agenda on BA is one of political, then you are losing miserably who ever you are fighting for because no one wants to hear your evil/hate/terrorist mongering extremist…
        begone you vile LUCIFER/SATAN!

        • noz
          6 February 2014 at 7:03 pm - Reply

          YOUR NAME IS LUCIFER, I NAMED YOU THAT STUPID BEAST. THE PRO CAPITALIST READERS DO NOT WANT TO EAT MUD, ARE ALL LAUGHING AT YOU WITH YOUR ANTI CAPITALIST WITH YOUR LOVE OF MUD/SLUDGE DIET.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            9 February 2014 at 10:45 am -

            nope, LUCIFER/SATAN is you, lover of worldliness, money, profit and greed over the well being of all people. so begone LUCIFER/SATAN.

  • catholic_counter_capitalist
    4 February 2014 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Delia says:
    February 4, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Cat Idiot , no one is born with silver spoon . I was not and millions and millions along with me was not . I flip a burger when i was in junior high school , wash dishes in restaurant , baby sit , and many other jobs that my body can handle . I save money going through College , my parents cant afford to send us siblings to College as they cant hardly make the payment to our home we live in , a food on a table and utility bills . We did not ask a single penny from anyone , we had the opportunity to make it or brake it and that my friend is a goal we strive in. If there’s a will there’s a way . So , why cant anybody else give it a try instead of making every one’s lives misirable .
    Stop your bully pulpit for a change and start stretching your muscle or your brain , not your mouth muscle , nagging and complainning .
    Your against capitalist is very disturbing , tell us where all taxes collected from ? Is’nt from citizen that works for capitalist ,corporations and bussinesses ? Where does the government getting the money to subsidized your Library you use and happily say is free , lol it came from the tax payer courtesy of capitalist . Without capitalist and bussinesses this world will not strive. Just the old saying , without the engine , the vehicle wont run , or with out the horse the buggy wont go.

    Reply
    catholic_counter_capitalist says:
    February 4, 2014 at 9:40 am

    if you can just talk like this for a change without resorting into demonizing people so that they can debate with you, i will applaud you again and again. very nice, using a humane way to describe what many of us go thru to make ends meet but many of us because of life circumstances are trapped and can’t even make ends meet and thus have to turn to the government for help….
    delia, i was never nagging and complaining about tps, immigration, obamas policie., as a matter of fact, your posts were full of nagging and complaining, degrading and demeaning people who have just lost their employment in las vegas, people who might be receiving immigration help… i am only reacting to your hateful nagging and complaining posts.
    i will stop my preaching from the pulpit if you would stop using morality issues and “demons in human form” to describe people whom you dislike and hell….
    unlike you, i question and i attack and criticize the systema and hope for a better system what i think is best for everyone, not for certain group of people only. if i can’t diss capitalism then you can’t certainly diss “socialism” services either, because the services that protect your constitution, your country and her people for what she believes and stands for as a nation are all socialist services. not to mention the services that patrol the borders, keep and deport the people you like calling “illegals” are all socialists. comprende????

    • Delia
      4 February 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Cat Idiot , Again stealing words from my Post , and you never have posted anything ACTUAL from your heart . Everything you ever spew are the divelish hatred name calling as if your brain has been tainted and damage or luck of comprehension.

      WHY DONT YOU Blame the democratic party of sex and drug addicts. WHY DONT YOU Blame the democrat about gay and sex marriages, WHY DONT YOU Blame the democrats about abortion killing babies they so fashion . Obama has opened our borders to aliens who vote for him. He makes the law up as he goes along. He is using deficit spending to pay a lot of people to blame somebody else for it. They are being led to the slaughter.

      So where and when does that ends ? Now , Our currency is down to nothing , our value of intigrity gone garbage , The future of the next generations is no more . The debt is $17 trillion and still going up , Yet you think we shall not speak our mind and just take everything Obama is shoving at our throat ?

      Obama using leftist code speak to inform America he intends to fundamentally change the country into a Communist People’s Republik, while the the low-info stooge gallery behind him erupts into wild cheers .
      Hooray we’re going to have less freedom and prosperity, Hooray, Hooray. Thats what you been cheering on . Now ,there are more people in poverty and on food stamps and 91 million no longer looking for jobs and healthy insurance premiums have doubled. these are just some of Obama’s accomplishments.

      Those fools who voted for and continue to support Obama and the democratic party have a similar mental and emotional make-up like the people who elected and supported Adolph Hitler.

      • catholic_counter_capitalist
        4 February 2014 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        this is the REAL Delia…. ay dios ko… i had a weird feeling that the post i was replying to was someone pretending to be you… that person didn’t have that much evilness in that post.

        so you think that the people who voted for BO, majority blacks, jews, gays, asians, women, groups that Hilter had nothing to do with and murdered would vote for Hitler? what are you on? you have again resorted into an evil monger. So, “everything you ever spew are the devilish hatred name calling as if your brain has been tainted and damage or luck of comprehension.”

        if you think that attacking these voters who determine the person to be the commander in chief would work and somehow by a miraculous event would change their mind, then you would be mistaken… if you are campaigning, then you are doing a marvelous suicidal job. no youthful charisma, no inspirational words, not much truths…. unlike you, the campaigners i saw for hillary are young, charismatic, inspiring group of people who will move this country forward…

        CLINTON 2016!

        • Delia
          4 February 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

          Cat Idiot , your beyond repair , wether we converge in mannerly fashion or evil fashion your still the same idiot who can not grasp reality . So , speak , talk your devilish fashion and one day soon something might hit your head so hard and comes to senses. Its a waste of time and effort to even give you attention , so all the best . I am done with idiots.

          • catholic_counter_capitalist
            4 February 2014 at 7:17 pm -

            CLINTON 2016!!!

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