When attempting to find work there are a lot of considerations involved. The pay scale is important, as are the hours expected, any benefits that the job offers, and the type of work thats expected of you as an employee. However, much like real estate, one of the most important considerations of any job is its location. In any economy, though particularly in one that isnt in the best of shape, finding local employment is one of the most important considerations of many prospective employees. Though unfortunately, many of these eager workers just dont know the best means to find local employment in their area. The first step to finding local employment is to reconnoiter the surrounding area. Prospective employers can be found everywhere, if one is willing to take the time and look around. While many of the more common workplaces such as supermarkets, fast food restaurants, and the like will put out signs advertising openings, this isnt always the case. Just because a business doesnt advertise positions doesnt mean there arent any available. Taking initiative and asking to speak with the manager, or calling up the business during operating hours, often impresses employers and can help a person find local employment. Often at this stage its helpful to use a local phone book to save driving or walking for long periods of time. Another option for finding local employment is to check the classified sections of area newspapers. While some newspapers require a subscription, there are many which are available for free, and these are often found at libraries and gas stations if one looks carefully. Since mostly area businesses will post their ads in these places, its a safe bet that the jobs will be close by.