Jon Gosselin gets a job?
January 20th, 2011
09:51 AM ET

Jon Gosselin gets a job?

Jon Gosselin may not be on the best terms with ex-wife Kate, but he's friendly when it comes to the environment.

According to a report in Life & Style magazine, the 33-year-old former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star has put his spotlight-seeking days behind him and taken a real job at Global Green Property Services in Pennsylvania, which aims to make properties more environmentally correct.

"He's doing sales marketing, which means he goes out to companies or cold-calls them and tries to get them to use Global Green," an insider tells the magazine. "It's a modest job — he doesn't get a huge salary."

The once ubiquitous Gosselin is reportedly enjoying his new life away from the public eye.

“Jon doesn’t long for fame at all,” the source says. "He's much more content blending in and being able to live his life without the world watching.”

And yet, according to Rumor Fix, Gosselin has already handed in his resignation. "It involved too much travel for him," says a source. "[Jon] needed to be near his eight kids, that's why it didn't work out."

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  3. Arglebargle

    But does he even know how to serve fries with that burger?

    January 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |

    Ever heard of securing another position before leaving the current one?

    Also people – Jon Gosselin is part Korean.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. buckeye4ever

    Yet another..................................TRAIN WRECK!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tiny tony

    jon gets a job, good for him, now he can settle down and get married too.

    January 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tiny tony


    January 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. truthinrock

    Ugh! I thought we were finally done with this idiot. I wish the media would just drop this guy and be done with it.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stu

    The entire Jon and Kate saga is a farce. People really need to get a life if this is what you enjoy watching.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Debbie Donahue

    STOP THE HATE!!! I suggest we all pause and think about what's important in this situation.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Al--San Diego

    Come on America....WAKE UP....who is this guy, his loser of a wife, and the host of those like him.....DO WE REALLY CARE....why is this in the news.....wasted space.....figurative/literal/virtual......

    January 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ne

    I'd still do him! he's cute, and is a nice guy and good dad despite what the media and that witch Kate has done to him! That woman woulda made me go insane!

    January 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TradeFX

    Brilliant artucle surely a Pullitzer Award winning article...........

    January 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Neal

    Jon Gosselin and real job? Please, those are words that should never be used in the same sentence.

    January 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jd

    I though kates job was a child author?

    January 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. erib baumen

    That guy is a tool impeach Obana hail ron paul

    January 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Nadia

    I don't like either individual,but I know if I had 8 kids to support, a "real " job would be hard to find to support them. In Kate's defence, even with a nursing background, what kind of job can she find out there that would support them sufficiently and pay daycare for 8 kids while she's working???? Anyone think of that? Her only hope is to get money from networks. She's only doing what she has to, as her deadbeat X obviously can't support them either

    January 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. nadia

    not much of a fan of either of them

    January 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. littlemano

    maybe he can go on dancing with the stars, everyone knows that you dont have to have any talent

    January 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Barbara

    At last the man has come back down to earth and is doing what he should have been doing all along.... working! He never should have quit his IT job to begin with.... having a job that was "his" defined who he was. He never should have tried to change who he was. Who knows.... maybe in a few years... they'll even get back together. I always thought that they called it quits too soon.

    January 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  21. stevie

    LOL Who would hire this goofball?

    January 20, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The Horse


    January 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ella Jay

    i heartily approve! i came in here to say "could we please not hear about this talentless attention wh0r3 any longer?!" and am pleased to see this news in the place of me vacuous grandstanding that i expected. i applaud his choices and i know that his children must as well, in their own ways. huzzah for normality. kate: take note.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  24. neil

    .. don't you mean Jon Gosslin had a job!?

    January 20, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  25. cornea503

    "star has put his spotlight-seeking days behind him" very funny. I think its the other way around. His 15 minutes are over, now time to get a job.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  26. athomewith3

    Some1 getting a job should never be breaking news...your an american,that's what your supposed to do.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Debbie Donahue

    This is hard for me to read. I'm pooping at work and reading this article. The kids are the ones that suffer in all of this drama.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lea

    Where is the headline "Kate Gosselin gets a real job" That's the one everyone wants to see.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • barbara

      She does have a real job.... taking care of 8 kids. If she had a job outside the home, she'd spend every spare minute when she wasn't working.... getting everything ready for when she is working. She's have to have before and after school care.... would miss the kids activities.... would not be able to get them to activities... believe me I know... I'm a working mother with 3 kids. Obviously you have no idea what it takes to raise and run around a family especially one this large.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. GMC

    LOL this article should have been saved for April Fools Day. I love it "Jon gets a Job" and then you open it and find out he quit already. Sorry, Jon, yeah the job actually required you to do some actual work.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  30. GetReal

    Good for Jon. I always felt sorry for him. He never wanted eight kids, but went through with it to please that harpy wife of his. He probably wishes he'd never met her. Just an ordinary guy who got seriously stuck. I say good luck to him!

    January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Neil n Kansas

    Jon is a MESS........................

    January 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Chatchic

    He's hot!

    January 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. glenn gorrie

    Boring boring .... just make certain this air waster has no sperm banked up in some forgotten vial. Destroy it.
    And while we are on the subject REMOVE KATES BABY-MAKING EQUIPMENT and brain (if ever located).

    January 20, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  34. kathy

    What a squirrel He knew what he was getting into Dead beat looser

    January 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Poppy

    Breaking news: as of tody, 1/20/2011, John doesn't work any more. He quit.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Browser

    @MRT..."Who cares?" was a question posted more than once. The posters did not necessarily care themselves but were just asking the question. As for an answer to the question – not many really care about him. It is interesting to note however, he did try to find work even though it didn't wok out for him. That's more than a lot of people have done in this down economy.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  37. James R.

    Great, that's really nice to know. Now maybe the reporter who took the time to write a story on this can get a real job as well.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kat

    I certainly don't like him, but I'm wondering when Kate will have to get a real job also?? What a pair. I think they should just get back together – they deserve each other. Their poor kids.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dennis

    Help! I recognized his name for the first time.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Linisa

    So Burger King rejected his app?

    January 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Devara

    Sales, yea right. They probably have him out cleaning up dog poop.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. keldoran

    Thanks CNN..I have been worried about can ...who cares guys!!!???
    Come on!!

    January 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jiggered

    It's nice that Global Green Property Services is open to hiring people with down syndrome.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Tom

    Thank goodness his 15 minutes are over! Now he has real job and we wont EVER have to hear about him again. Half the problem is solved! Now if only the no talent drama queen he used to call a wife would throw in the towel, life we be even better! She is worse than he is....

    January 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  45. alumette

    I thought he was an engineer. His job is a low marketing job....and he likely got it because of his "fame". Let's see how long he keeps it.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  46. LiberalNN

    Gigantic F'ing TOOL

    January 20, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  47. ART

    What happen to ED Hardy, how's he gonna pay the rent on his Trump condo. He's a bum!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  48. Linda

    So he's actually thinking about considering not living off his children? For someone who appears to be an egotistical redneck this may be progress toward being a responsible individual. Oh–I see rumor has it he's already resigned. So guess it's back to living off his children.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  49. C

    Yay! My life can continue now.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  50. DDSilks

    Yeah, he'll blend alright!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  51. jon gosellin

    I want to make babies with all you females.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  52. GoGo

    Y'all freaks.. pretending not to care but are the first to read and comment.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  53. Eric

    I thought he had an IT degree and did computer programming prior to the droppings being born.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Guess what?

      The IT profession took a really big hit in the downturn of the economy. It wasn't exempt from "downsizing". Or do you not really understand what's happening across the nation? Think b4 you comment – else look like a dummy.

      January 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      @Guess what? That's BS. I WORK in IT and am a programmer in the US.

      Why don't you think before you post and USE A REAL NAME. It shows you KNOW NOTHING and are the moron posting.

      January 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe in NJ

      @Eric – It is not BS. I work in IT and over 50% of the IT personnel in my company were either laid off or outsourced. My brother is also in IT. He was let go when his job was outsourced and has been out of work for over a year.

      January 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Computer Guy

      I'm a network engineer and I noticed IT postions requiring alot of experience and certs and only willing to pay up to $50k. What has happend to the big money world of IT?

      January 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  54. logan

    You know the collapse of america is near when this is the #3 news story

    January 20, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  55. stopbloggingandgetarealjob

    All of you all, should get busy working. Stop passing judjement on other people lives. As long as you are making a differnce if life be happy. What happened to being my brothers keeper. Uugghh!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      My my my self-righteous much! Are you at work right now? Do you even have a job? You don't know a person's work schedule. Yet you feel its your self-righteous duty to judge people. Wow!!! Whatever happen to judge not!!! Throwing stones living in a glass house!!!

      January 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  56. keith

    whatever money he does make, Kate will probably demand to get a chunk of it, even though she's getting money from Discovery for making their kids into spoiled brats being on TV and all

    January 20, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      He still has to pay back Glassman's money that he borrowed.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • pandora

      Hey Keith. HE'S the one who asked for alimony. She's the one with a job,. Whether or not you like her, she is the sole support of those 8 kids. He was merely the 9th child the last year of the marriage. Sounds like the job he had was all he could get and maybe too hard work for him. If you remember the final year of their show together, he was really lazy and self-absorbed AND apparently cheating. What happened to all his computr skills?

      January 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Lin

    I doubt Jon Gosselin can hold a job for a month . . . he is a loser no matter how you look at it. Why is his temporary employment news?

    January 20, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  58. The Horse

    Who cares?
    U did!
    Ever heard of spell check?
    Blah blah blah
    Shut up rats!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  59. I be me. You be you.

    I don't speculate/hate/thrive on the life path others follow. I was once a fan of the show...was in awe at how they held their family together. Though divorced, they are still a family. I wish them well.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Lydia

      I agree. We stand alone.

      She really loves her kids. You can tell if you watch them together, but everyone slings mud because they just read tabloids.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  60. dan

    Kate is a money grubbing wh?9re and she would rather have fame than actually be a mom.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      It is obvious the kids get in her way. She appears irritated to have so many kids who look so much like that ex husband. Reality show marvel.

      January 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Tim Koehler

    It's about time! Now if his self-absorbed ex would follow suit and stop inflicting heinous, over-hyped reality shows upon the rest of us. Jon-Kate and their Eight IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!

    January 20, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  62. CosmicTwinky

    I really find it amusing that his getting a job makes headlines! LOL

    January 20, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  63. Sarducar

    REALLY OMG...OMG.. he got a job..we are doomed...

    January 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  64. DC-JD

    Who gives a $h1t ??? This is illustrative of one of the biggest problems in America–its obsession with the lives of people who absolutley do not matter. Paris, Nicole, Lohan, this idiot...etc....NONE of these people matter. NONE of them have contributed ANYTHING of consequence to our society. Most people who follow these stories would have a hard time telling you who their political leaders are, what global warming is...again, ANYTHING that actually MATTERS. We really need to wake up...

    January 20, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      You do understand the irony of your statement, right? Please tell me you do.

      January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      Oh they contribute – but not to the betterment of themselves. They do keep photogs, rehabs, lawyers, police, and ?news? agencies supplied with paying jobs. Not the best way I to improve our economy.

      January 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Q

      And you know each and everyones name... Celebs – 1, DC-JD – 0

      January 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Adam

    When will Kate get a real job?

    January 20, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      If she got a real job.... like being a nurse for example.... she'd rarely see her 8 kids (she'd have to work holidays) and the time when she wasn't working would be spent trying to get everything in order... wash... meals... etc. for when she is working!!! You haven't a clue what it takes to take care of a family.... especially one this size. yeah.... having a job outside the house when you have 8 kids means you miss every activity they do! what's more... you'd have to have before and after school care for them and they would have no outside activities.... yeah that sounds great.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jesus Padilla

    Snore, whistle, snore, whistle. -_-

    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  67. yamila

    Who cares???? im so sick about kate gosselin ! she should get a "real job" not showing up her kids,i mean whats the big deal about showing your life on tv??? it should be for yourself and family,,no cameras ! :^)

    January 20, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  68. Mary

    I guess he realized he was never going to make it as a celebrity after his TV show.

    January 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  69. Jo

    Well, if he's already resigned, This article is a moot point, isn't it?

    January 20, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  70. mulan

    I could respect him for getting a real job, say whatever you want but most of these reality stars cant spell thier own names and this guy just proved he dont need reality TV, i'm impress

    January 20, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      Yeah, as opposed to your impressive handling of the English language.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mary Havener

    Is jon paying kate any child support???? Anyone know???

    January 20, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  72. Dexter

    I like how easy the media is on H=Kate. Her "real" job is pimping out her kids to get fame and money.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  73. wowza

    Why is his huge forehead a different color from the rest of his face?

    January 20, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  74. Mark

    Who gives a care. Life is too to watch stupid tv shows!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • dangram

      Life is too WHAT??? Evidently the time you do not spend watching stupid tv shows, is not spent at the library either!!

      January 20, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  75. Really??

    Jon's a cheating toolbox. I bet Kate is laughing her a$$ off right now.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  76. ???

    At least he wants. A regular life unlike kate who's back for more even after they separated and I don't even watch that anymore

    January 20, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      I don't even know why the show is still on the air. Whose watching it? I would have been all for her staying on TV as a way to make money to support her kids, but she is becoming Hollywood. Taking the kids on trips in high heels, dressed like a celebrity and she’s always on her cell phone! During Jon & Kate plus eight she never dressed like that, she never acted so "self-important" before, it was always about the kids. Let's just say I'm no longer a fan.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  77. giggles

    I think they both need to focus on the kids and not themselves!!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Choconet

      So are you saying he shouldn't work? You don't work you don't eat.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  78. Nooki

    Wasn't he a systems analyst during Jon & Kate?

    January 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  79. Charles

    He is human. Your I'll comments prove otherwise of yourself.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  80. Top spinner

    I don't understand the purpose of reporting that he's working here after he already quit? Now if he quit because he is getting a tv show that would be news. Oh well.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  81. Willbegladwhenkatehastogetarealjob

    My screen name says it all.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  82. Demara

    They should make an article about me and my job, too!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  83. burger

    I could have told you that you couln't do better than kate, just look at you now. now look at her, I bet your s.o.r.r.y,
    Those you chicks would not have stayed with you anyways, your not hot, and to old.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  84. Sue Harris

    How long did he hold this 'job,' then?

    January 20, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  85. samantha

    Who cares !!

    January 20, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • MRT

      Again, Samantha, you do. You commented twice on the situation in under 5 minutes. Remember, you also clicked on the link and then read the article. The irony is overwhelming.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Grace

      I have a hard enough time keeping up with people I know in real life. I'm not interested in some nobody like this guy. Sheish!

      January 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  86. NM

    Well, I can't say I blame him. Although he needs to work, cold calling is not a very fun thing to do. Been there, done that. You really need to leave your "comfort" zone. I sure wish his ex-would leave the spotlight. I'm sick of her.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • elo

      That is somewhat commendable. At least he isnt parading the kids around like his media wh-re trainwreck wife who were all sick of.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Maybe if this tool actually got a job, hung on to it and supported his family in a responsible manner, his ex-wife (who assumes her responsibilities) wouldn't have to 'parade' her family to support them. He's evidently too busy running around with his new women. The guy is a total loser.

      January 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • CAM

      They should have all stayed out of the spotlight to begin with. That's most likely what destroyed their marriage. Yeah she a little nasty sometimes, but fame & money made her worse. Now that she's a single mom with 8 kids what 'normal' job is going to pay her enough to support them, especially now that Daddy just quit his job.

      January 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  87. samantha

    Who really cares ????

    January 20, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • MRT

      You did. You clicked on the link and read the article, then took the time to respond.

      January 20, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      @MRT lol

      January 20, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      In PA ,at this time of year.He should learn to drive a plow truck.Or go work at the gas fields that are now in the area drilling. Nothing "Green " here , just frozen.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • whacker

      MRT nailed it!!!

      January 20, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Now THATS news!!!

      He got a job and quit the job in the same article. Now that is some news!

      what a joke. The head line grabbed my attention, but the article did not deliver.

      January 20, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • cibo99

      Sam, I'm with you…..WHO CARES???

      January 20, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      MRT didn't nail anything. The original poster could have clicked on the link just so he could say that this is not news. Does not mean he cares. It actually means he does not. Get it?

      January 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • William

      MRT totally nailed it! Hahaha 😛

      January 20, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Who the hell is this guy? He looks like a Barista or something. Don't tell me he is actually famous for something important? ha ha ha

      January 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marin

      Sorry Bill – by clicking on this link and then posting a comment, folks are upping the popularity of this subject, thus contributing to more of the same. Totally stupid to merely click on a link to say 'who cares' and just as stupid to defend the action. Get it??

      January 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • fiskenmann

      Hey, bill, seems like you missed the boat as well. It appears the poster was a 'she' and not a 'he' (supposedly).

      January 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Q

      MRT is awesome!!

      January 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • marianna68

      I thought this guy had a computer degree? And yes, Kate really needs to quite milking her kids for all they are worth and let them live normal lives.

      January 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • louis

      HA HA Samantha has a crush on Jon Goesslin. She made a comment! I'm telling! Jon and Samantha sittin' in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.NG

      January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • gosselinspawn

      i care! i'm one of their 8 children. please get a job daddy! #pray4jon

      January 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |

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