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Old 09-28-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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There is no worker shortage. There is a shortage of employers will to pay a fair wage with benefits. Substandard pay attracts substandard workers.
Have you read any of the above stories from people in companies trying to hire folks? Plumbers paying $50/hr. Engineering and STEM jobs. Do you think these jobs aren't paying good money?
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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There is no worker shortage. There is a shortage of employers will to pay a fair wage with benefits. Substandard pay attracts substandard workers.
100% Correct! For years now legitimate companies have been put out of business by those that hire illegal aliens to do the work while the company holds the required license. Many companies in the trade/construction industry just could not compete so they went out of business. It is getting some tougher to hire illegals but folks are still wanting to pay wages in line with what is was before.
If a company is willing to pay competitive wages, provide decent benefits, and treat their employees with respect, they would have plenty of help.
If a company says they can't hire qualified people or people just don't want to work anymore, they need to look in a mirror and figure out what they are doing wrong.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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When I needed an electrician because I had no heat, I called over 10 and no one would pick up or return calls. I finally found a semi-retired guy who was willing to come to my house. Same with getting a broken window replaced. It took over 2 months because the company that agreed to do it kept dilly dallying. Probably didn't have enough workers to handle this simple job.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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My husband is an automotive instructor. They tell the incoming students frequently and well ahead of time that they must pass a drug test prior to entrance into the program. Still, a great deal of them fail the drug test and are denied entrance.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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There is definitely a shortage of qualified, trainable workers. Been through over a thousand resumes in the past year or so. The number of new college graduates who could meet the minimum qualifications is sadly very small. So many are coming out of school with no self initiative and who think research means Googling something. I have college grad trainees right now who can't follow simple instructions and have to be spoon fed through everything. How in the world they got through college I'll never know. I'd love to hire some people with 10 years experience in the field, but they just aren't out there.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I ordered 900SF of white vinyl tile from Home Depot 7 weeks ago, and they keep emailing me, postponing the date of arrival. I told them if it doesn't arrive on the 10th of October, the newest promise date, I'll cancel. What gives?
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I ordered 900SF of white vinyl tile from Home Depot 7 weeks ago, and they keep emailing me, postponing the date of arrival. I told them if it doesn't arrive on the 10th of October, the newest promise date, I'll cancel. What gives?
What does that have to do with qualified workers? Thatís a manufacturer problem!
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:05 AM
 
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I’m only willing to pay $100 for an ounce of gold, but can’t find any, there must be a shortage of gold.

There is no shortage of people to hire, only a shortage of employers willing to do what it takes to get what they want in today’s market.

A market price is whatever it takes to get what you want.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:07 AM
 
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I'd love to hire some people with 10 years experience in the field, but they just aren't out there.
They are out there, you just aren’t willing to pay what it takes to get them.
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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What does that have to do with qualified workers? Thatís a manufacturer problem!
Also due to a labor shortage?
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