I see you live in Michigan. Too bad. Our company will hire anyone. Flip burgers at Burker King? Hey, come on over. You're just the person we want. Don't speak English? Even better.
I would love to have a guy like you working on the lathes (which I program for). I don't mind helping others, but babysitting gets on my nerves occasionally. To have someone that actually had a grasp on machining would make my day. He$$, I might even kiss you if your hair is long enough!
All kidding aside, I wish you luck. I know how hard it can be in todays society to get one's foot in the door.
I enjoy my job, but I tell youngsters to look for another field of endeavor. Look at your own state. Maybe we all need to learn Chinese. And to enjoy rice, of course.