EXCLUSIVE! Jon Gosselin Just Like Millions: Job Hunting in Tech Jobs BUT He's Staying Near His Kids!

Thu, October 21, 2010 4:43pm EDT by 41 Comments

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We’ve been wondering for a while: how does Jon Gosselin make money? It turns out he’s been eating up his savings while actively looking for a job!

GREAT GOSSELIN NEWS! Jon Gosselin could be close to landing a job! The former reality dad and currently unemployed ex-husband of Kate has been job hunting for quite some time, and we thought he was going to pursue a career in front of the camera. But, HollywoodLife.com spoke to Jon’s life coach and author of Don’t Bring It To Work, Dr. Sylvia Lafair, who says Jon IS looking for a job, and it’s NOT in Hollywood!

“His background is IT and he’s looking for something in that field,” says Dr. Lafair. “He wants to stay in the local area (Reading, PA) because he is determined to be near his kids.”

Jon has recently been tweeting about a potential job with Keystone Mobility, a company that provides “durable medical equipment” for the handicapped. The company hasn’t hired him — and isn’t saying whether they’ve talked.

We’ve told you before that Jon is required to pay his ex-wife Kate Gosselin $22,000 a month in child support. We also told you that Jon sold his BMW and other assests in order to sustain his lifestyle. But Dr. Lafair, who is also co-writing a book with Jon, says that Jon is very close to getting a job, and that the reason for the long search is because the “economy has been very tough.”

“There are 3 or 4 companies right now that he is looking into doing. He is NOT living off of Kate’s money, he’s spending his own!” she says. “He is also working on the book with me. It will be a book of merit that will inspire and motivate others.”

A typical salary for someone working in IT in Jon’s hometown of Reading, according to most employment guides, ranges from $75K for a Technical Analyst position to $115K for an IT Manager job.

It won’t be anything near what he was making from his cushy gig on TLC, but at least it’s something!

“I believe in people making lemonade out of lemons and I’m seeing Jon do just that,” says Dr. Lafair.

— Chloe Melas

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Annie

Posted at 11:40 AM on May 19, 2011  

Shut up

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dessertgirl

Posted at 10:53 PM on December 1, 2010  

I might buy Jon’s book. I will never buy anything about K or that K writes. I will definitely buy tell-alls by the kids.

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Viewer

Posted at 5:11 PM on October 23, 2010  

Good luck finding a job!!!!!!!!! Unemployment is at a record high.

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gjghkiuy

Posted at 10:17 AM on October 23, 2010  

Wow,Search ” my-discount-bag ” on google to get the designer luxury bags,My discount bag is just for fashion ladies.As louis vuitton ,chanel,Hermes,etc.Free wallet promotion is now.

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brenda starr

Posted at 4:13 AM on October 23, 2010  

jon’s actions have not changed. jon needs to stop being a deadbeat dad. jon needs to get any job, even a job at ditch digging. jon needs to pay child support. thus far, jon has never worked a day in his life. meanwhile kate works hard to stay off welfare and keep a roof over her kids. yaa kate.

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MsGoody2Shoes

Posted at 8:42 PM on October 22, 2010  

Why don’t one of you Jon fans give Jon a job in information systems or something?

Help his ass.

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MsGoodty2Shoes

Posted at 8:37 PM on October 22, 2010  

Don’t get it twisted!

Jon’s tweet says (or maybe Sylvia says) he is actively seeking employment in IT. I work in IT and I know for a fact you have to continually enhance your skillset and/or have up-to-date certifications AND experience. Jon has neither. I don’t know any high school graduate with no college, no continuing education, no certifications, no experience, has not worked in IT over 3 years AND when he worked in IT it was less than 1 year, that will get a job! If Jon does not know anyone in high places or anybody with juice THAT AIN”T HAPPENING!

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becky

Posted at 12:01 AM on October 23, 2010  

you are right msgoody- again all lies coming from jon and his homies.

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ToraBora

Posted at 6:49 PM on October 22, 2010  

The Kate fans,they are haters,and it like the Kate fans to try and make it their business what Jon will do..

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MsGoody2Shoes

Posted at 8:44 PM on October 22, 2010  

Jon will tweet everybody and let you know what he’ll do! He tweets every thing else!

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Gabby needs a education

Posted at 12:05 AM on October 23, 2010  

Gabby stop commenting about Jon and go get your self educated… it is obvious you are ToraBora…LOL LOL LOL LOL

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ToraBora

Posted at 6:47 PM on October 22, 2010  

I’m wishing Jon the best in his job hunting…

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Kelsey G

Posted at 5:23 PM on October 22, 2010  

Too bad the comments below are so grade school, when will these so called ex-wife fans of his grow up and live their own lives…I say leave the guy alone and let him live his life, after all he isn’t putting his kids in front of a camera for vomit fest. =)

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Kelsey G

Posted at 5:20 PM on October 22, 2010  

Well its true that with the way the economy is, employers can and will be picky. Glad to hear he is looking outside of TLC and going towards a more normal job. It may not pay as well as TLC but at least its an honest living and he won’t have be made putting his kids to work.

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Posted at 12:06 AM on October 23, 2010  

KELSEY YOU MAKE ME WANT TO VOMIT.

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Viewer

Posted at 5:12 PM on October 23, 2010  

Hope he made ya vomit in your mouth and ya swallowed it! Hahhahaahhaha

 
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nancy

Posted at 1:36 PM on October 22, 2010  

Jon is claiming his Dr didn’t say this – or what she said isn’t true? What lie is the truth or what truth is a lie?

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D Dani

Posted at 12:42 PM on October 22, 2010  

Ellen better watch out for Schmecky Girl AKA {Schnozzy Girl} she desperately wants to get in Jons pants.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
SG told me numerous times she is determined to get in Jon’s pants…
She wants to see if the two inch rumor is true or not.

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Sam

Posted at 10:35 PM on October 21, 2010  

So Jon just tweeted to SchmeckyGirl that this isn’t true, when she asked if it was. hmmmmmm…..

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Jenni

Posted at 12:14 PM on October 22, 2010  

Jon can not keep his lies or his paid liars straight.

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Shelly M

Posted at 12:23 PM on October 22, 2010  

Ellen better watch out for Schmecky Girl AKA {Schnozzy Girl} she desperately wants to get in Jons pants.

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THE Truth shall set you FREE

Posted at 6:00 PM on October 21, 2010  

Dr la bullsh*t needs to STFU.
What kind of life coach defends their clients lies and bad behavior? Thats not making lemonade out of lemons thats shoving crap down peoples throats and expecting them to swallow it.

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Don't Stoop So Low

Posted at 3:22 PM on October 22, 2010  

This is absolutely no need to name call. You can get your point across much easier without all the name-calling and immature tactics.

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Do not stoop so LOW

Posted at 4:24 PM on October 22, 2010  

That is great advice for Jon

 
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Gail

Posted at 4:26 PM on October 22, 2010  

Are you the Dr ? Ha Ha Ha Ha >> looks like it.

 
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Barbara

Posted at 5:44 PM on October 21, 2010  

Please does any one believe that Jon is looking for a JOB? Yea, back with TLC. Everyone knows that Jon is just trying to change his image. If Jon were trying to change his image he would first get a JOB. Then he would try and repair damage to his relationship with Kate be trying to suggest to UGLY ELLEN ROSS to stop stirring the pot by making Hate comments toward Kate. Both Jon and UGLY ELLEN would just stop. Get a real place for his kids to live and sleep instead of on the floor. Leave Kate alone. Pay Hailey her money back then maybe we could believe this article.LOL! Dr. LaFair is crazy!

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kelly

Posted at 1:52 PM on October 22, 2010  

no one believes Jon he is a pathological liar.

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Barbara

Posted at 5:41 PM on October 21, 2010  

Please does any one believe that Jon is looking for a JOB? Yea, back with TLC. Everyone knows that Jon is just trying to change his image. If Jon were trying to change his image he would first get. Then he would try and repair damage to hie relationship with Kate be trying to suggest to UGLY ELLEN ROSS to stop stirring the pot by making Hate comments toward Kate. Both Jon and UGLY ELLEN would just stop. Get a real place for his kids to live and sleep instead of on the floor. Leave Kate alone. Pay Hailey her money back then maybe we could believe this article.LOL! Dr. LaFair is crazy!

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Sharon

Posted at 11:45 PM on October 21, 2010  

Same ol crap coming from Barbara..She made the most foul bashing about Jon for hrs and hrs on INF and ROL. She is a sock puppet and her business is to discredit Jon and bully his girfriend.
She is a clueless man hater and has some severe emotional problems.
Haily Glassman and Kate Major think bashing Jon gets them attention, Well it does. If I were them I would be ashamed to say such vile things about a man who is really a good person and got used by 2 bitches to get their names in the media. They are no better than streetwalkers trying to make money off a man. For Shame to show the world what low lifes they are. Just like that crazy Msgoody2shoes the loon.

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I like Jon

Posted at 10:55 AM on October 22, 2010  

It is seriously time to stop the Jon bashing. Find another person to talk about… or better yet… find a hobby that does not include commenting on other people’s lives.

Let us direct our attention towards OUR communities, OUR families, OUR children.

Have a great day and please spread LOVE not Hate

 
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Sharon is Ellen

Posted at 1:38 PM on October 22, 2010  

^^^^^^^^^^^ Sharon is Ellen ^^^^^^^^^^^ HA HA HA HA HA HA Give it up Ellen

 
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MsGoody2Shoes

Posted at 8:55 PM on October 22, 2010  

Oh, and you don’t come from the cyber-bully/hate sites that target Kate Gosselin? I AM THE ONE THAT CHAMPIONS STRIKING BACK AT THE CYBER-BULLY/HATE SITES THAT TARGET & MAKEUP SH1T ABOUT KATE GOSSELIN! I have reported ALL the cyber-bully sites.

I am tired of people, including her ex-husband and the new b1tch, Ellen Fugly disparaging a mother of 8 children that has for the last 1.5 years has been a CONSTANT and STABLE FORCE in her children lives.

 
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si

Posted at 11:54 PM on September 16, 2011  

practice what you preach

 
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Maryanne2010

Posted at 1:32 PM on October 22, 2010  

Why are you being so vile toward Ellen? She is not even mentioned in the article. And about her looks no less. Hmmm, Kates no looker either, maybe Jon isn’t all that concerned with physical appearance. Do I believe Jon is looking for a job in IT – yes, I do. However, jobs in IT are scarce in the US – not only the economy, but also because many, many IT jobs have been outsourced. I wish Jon would not jeopardize his chances by naming the potential employer – this is the kind of thing that will make them say no. Jon does bring a lot personal issues with him and being an infamous public figure doesn’t help. Plus it’s one of things that can legally be used by a company as a reason not to hire. I wish him well, hope he has matured – he sounds like he is working on it, if only he would stop twittering. All of you bashers – I’d like to see how you would handle suddenly being famous with money then suddenly losing everything – no matter what the cause.

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Maryanne2010 is Ellen

Posted at 1:40 PM on October 22, 2010  

STFU Ellen everyone knows its you ^^^^^^ HA HA HA HA HA

 
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Kelsey G

Posted at 5:25 PM on October 22, 2010  

your a nasty woman and need to get your thoughts washed out with a good bar of soap and water…

 
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Connie

Posted at 12:31 AM on October 23, 2010  

Kelsey G- You need to douche-your smell is causing some to faint.

 
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Maryanne2010

Posted at 7:18 PM on October 22, 2010  

Wow, thanks “maryanne2010 is Ellen” maybe I can fool her parents too and inherit her money? You are such a troll…Kate must be soooo proud to count you among her minnions, er, fans. Geesh.

 
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Nina

Posted at 12:28 AM on October 23, 2010  

What money? why don’t you lay off the posters here and go hang out at your hate pig sty.
oh I almost forgot its gone” HeeeeHawwww

 
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MsGoody2Shoes

Posted at 9:00 PM on October 22, 2010  

I wonder did you say anything when people were bashing Kate Gosselin. No? I did not think so. So STFU!

 
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Kelsey G

Posted at 5:27 PM on October 22, 2010  

Why are you so worried about this fella? Find one for yourself and maybe get off the net..

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