I disagree that there aren't many jobs for organic chemists. Or for chemists in general in the US. Sometimes those jobs may not be for typical chemistry though.
I am a chemist with an IT degree. I studied computer programming during my undergraduate years. I get multiple job offers every week. Just recently I got an offer for an organic synthesis job in industry. They were using programmable robots to control the entire synthesis process, so my IT background looked very inviting to them.
My recommendation is to work on your resume/CV, consider getting some professional assistance. Get your resume/CV out on big job listing websites. And be open to the idea of moving to a different state. Some areas are much better for chemists than others. I live near Indianapolis, home of Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly pharmaceutical, and other Biocrossroads (http://www.biocrossroads.com/Home.aspx
In case you are wondering I turned it down. I'm currently in a job I'm happy with. I'm currently working as an analytical chemist, but would like to get into synthesis someday. As an analytical chemist I utilize my background in programming and computational data analysis every single day at work. All of our instruments are networked and computer controlled. Our LIMS system and even our electronic laboratory notebooks are other aspects of my work where my IT background comes in handy.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is that you need to make yourself marketable. Sometimes just appearance can make getting a job difficult (not your appearance, the appearance of your credentials). I highly recommend getting some professional assistance with your job search and your resume/CV. Kelly Scientific helped me with my resume for free awhile back. Some resume writing services can cost hundreds of dollars.
Get registered and make contacts with scientific staffing services and ask them for help. Volt and Kelly Scientific are just two such services.
Also, with the way the economy is the academic scene in many places may not hold much opportunity for you. I was in an academic lab about a year ago and our grant funding started drying up. From what I understand even my coworkers who managed to hang on are now looking for new jobs as grant money continues to run dry and doesn't seem like it will pick back up for awhile.
You could also do some research on major chemical and pharmaceutical companies and apply directly, get in contact with their HR department. Sometimes it takes some assertiveness and initiative. If it is really looking grim I recommend looking at other areas of chemistry beyond organic. The analytical market is booming right now. My company (http://lancasterlabs.com/
) has several vacant positions they are trying to fill just in my area and many more vacant positions across the US.