Since then, the 51-year-old has sent out hundreds of resumes, but has only gotten one interview.
So now she's trying a different approach.
She's offering $1,000 to anyone who can find her work.
"I figure the worst-case scenario, I'll give them my first paycheck," said Funakura. "Literally. I mean that's better than going for another year like this."
In the meantime, Funakura is offering to work for free.
On Facebook, she's offered to do yard work or haul off trash at no cost, just to feel productive.