If you or your dh have been looking for work for over a year, what field? in General Education Discussion Board Posted July 3, 2012 Dh was out of work for nearly 2 years. He was in manufacturing. He finally got another position, but it was a looooong road. There are so many people looking for work that your dh is likely competing with people who have more experience. Many companies are not even looking at people who are not currently working, so that might be a factor. Many smaller companies are simply not hiring due to the taxes and changes that are coming in 2013 and 2014. Hang in there. I hope he finds something soon!