It's definatly tough out there. When I was unemployed, I handed out dozens of resumes and had no response. I even dumbed down my resume by taking my education off. I eventually found work by making a cold call to Fraza Forklift. It was a great place but I didn't last very long because of my bipolar reaction to some of the work. I tried to work with the company about my issues but they could not do it. Fraza is a great company and we had a very amicable split once I explained my hospital stay.
After the split, I decided to open up my repair shop in Auburn. I also found a weekend tow truck driving job. Jobs are hard to find but they're out there.