The latest government data indicates the economic recovery's jobs engine has stalled.
The Labor Department says only 18,000 jobs were created last month, and the unemployment rate edged up to a stubbornly-high 9.2 percent. And the number of new private sectors jobs in May was revised downward, to 25,000 from 50,000.
Against that backdrop, "The Early Show on Saturday Morning" held a jobs "summit," with two top experts on getting ppositions joining co-anchor Rebecca Jarvis to share job-seeking pointers with a dozen people from several, varied fields. Jarvis is also CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent.
On-hand were John Challenger, CEO of outplacement giant Challenger, Gray & Christmas, and LinkedIn Connection Director Nicole Williams.
Participants and their industries were:
Amy Goehner, journalism, jobless 19 months
Micael Westerholm, business development, age: 50, jobless six months
Shelley Tibbetts, public relations, age: 24, jobless 26 months
Steve Peckman, customer service, age:48, jobless 8 months
Allison Algers, sales and marketing, age 46, jobless 7 months
Ashley Taubman, recent graduate, age 25, jobless 2 months
Todd Obolsky, business writer, age 46, jobless 20 months
Kurt Beyer, recent graduate, age 22, jobless one-and-a-half months
Edmond Handwerker, e-commerce, age 27, jobless 7 months
Kira Whiteley, community development, age 25, jobless 10 months
Daniel Worth, finance, age 27, jobless 2 months
Ryan-Ashleigh Reid, actor and drama coach, age 23