U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 03-02-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
4,800 posts, read 7,687,743 times
Reputation: 3010

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by macmeal View Post
I'm curious as to your opinion as to why these jobs ("thousands" of them) are going unfilled. Any reasons for this, as far as you can see?...
Hey Mac! I'm going to take a wild guess here...

Could it be because most Americans have mortgages, car payments, utilities, groceries, insurance, child related expenses, etc., don''t wish to live 27 people to a single family dwelling and so, cannot afford to work for $6.00 an hour?

Just a thought....
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-02-2008, 02:21 PM
 
47,576 posts, read 58,699,632 times
Reputation: 22158
Quote:
Originally Posted by blacknight04 View Post
I'm not talking about mowing house laws, the story indicated there are thousands of ads for jobs in agriculture and construction but they are not being filled.
Check the occupational outlook for jobs -- on the government's own web site. There are well fewer than 2 million agricultural jobs total -- and they are decreasing not increasing.

Agricultural jobs are on the decline because of more mechanization and less land for farming available. Many of the jobs in agriculture are held by green card workers -- green cards are often given out exactly for agricultural work.

Construction jobs are also declining -- very rapidly right now because of a housing bubble that is beginning to burst. Those jobs depended on easy credit, subprime loans and greedy developers overbuilding. It's over.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
11,435 posts, read 15,943,293 times
Reputation: 5224
Quote:
Originally Posted by malamute View Post
If you cannot find someone to mow your lawn for little pay -- then consider mowing your lawn yourself or replacing the type of landscaping you have.

For you to have a $3.00 an hour yard man -- it costs the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in food stamps and Medicaid and schools to support his many children.

they charge a LOT more than that.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:52 PM
 
1,474 posts, read 2,016,184 times
Reputation: 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by wehotex View Post
they charge a LOT more than that.
Yeah, I agree and so would I .
Its hard work and I stopped that work when I was drafted
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Illegal Immigration
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top