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Old 05-26-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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In blue-collar fields such as construction, there’s some evidence that employers are so accustomed to cheap labor—including undocumented workers—that they’re reluctant to increase pay, no matter what. But employers also don’t want to pay more unless they’re going to get workers with better skills, and those can be hard to find.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/a...154134313.html

Oh well. Pay better money AND treat you hired help better; employers like you CAN and WILL get good people.
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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One problem I studied in that last city where we lived was that, and I am capable of making all the computations, someone on welfare with all the bennies coming in, especially those with $kids$, could do as financially well or better than someone working for the $10.00 an hour that the manufacturing plant was paying. The only thing that kept those working for that wage was having a decent work ethic.
And then, the manufacturer discovered illegal works, let those working at $10.00 or higher go and brought on the illegal alien workers who car-pooled into the area. What was extra wrong with this was that this manufacturer was getting sub-contracts from federal government contracts.

It will take awhile to rebuild, get people to return to homes that they had to leave to seek employment elsewhere. Too often, people aren't aware of the jobs, but with national coverage, hundreds show apply to apply.

The high school here graduated over 300 students, and I bet there aren't maybe even 50 jobs in a 60 mile radius and much more competition from large schools. A couple of employer raids here would free up quite a few jobs though.

Also, our citizens should not have to relocate to get jobs, it is expensive to do that. When the economy was doing well, many employers were willing to either pay or help pay for relocation. The employers kind of "shot themselves in the foot" when they decided to get rid of citizens and replace them with illegal labor.
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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I left CA and moved to NC for better pay. My job in Hickory pays $13/hr, the same position with my company pays $10.76 in San Diego.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Given how low unemployment rates are in alot of major metroplitan areas of the country right now there is pretty much zero excuses for being unemployed. If you need a job go to one of these cities right now and guaranteed there are plenty of jobs available:

From Bureau of Labor Statistics April 2017
Denver = 2.1
Indianapolis = 2.5
Nashville = 2.9
Salt Lake City = 3.1
San Francisco = 3.1
Austin = 3.2
Milwaukee =3.2
San Jose = 3.2
Minneapolis = 3.3
Boston = 3.4
Columbus = 3.4
Portland = 3.4
Seattle = 3.4
Washington DC = 3.4
Oklahoma City = 3.5
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Given how low unemployment rates are in alot of major metroplitan areas of the country right now there is pretty much zero excuses for being unemployed. If you need a job go to one of these cities right now and guaranteed there are plenty of jobs available:

From Bureau of Labor Statistics April 2017
Denver = 2.1
Indianapolis = 2.5
Nashville = 2.9
Salt Lake City = 3.1
San Francisco = 3.1
Austin = 3.2
Milwaukee =3.2
San Jose = 3.2
Minneapolis = 3.3
Boston = 3.4
Columbus = 3.4
Portland = 3.4
Seattle = 3.4
Washington DC = 3.4
Oklahoma City = 3.5
High cost of living areas tend to put people on the street and in the case of lower wages in these high cost areas listed above, that is what happens!

Illegal aliens turn every room into a bedroom, the front and backyard into a parking lot, and we raise their kids and take care of their "emergency" medical care including pregnancy, so they can afford those areas while Americans cannot. Check the homeless rates for these cities. Then, think about why they are homeless if there is so many jobs. Do I need to expand on that? It is basic economics.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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High cost of living areas tend to put people on the street and in the case of lower wages in these high cost areas listed above, that is what happens!

Illegal aliens turn every room into a bedroom, the front and backyard into a parking lot, and we raise their kids and take care of their "emergency" medical care including pregnancy, so they can afford those areas while Americans cannot. Check the homeless rates for these cities. Then, think about why they are homeless if there is so many jobs. Do I need to expand on that? It is basic economics.
If you're concerned about cost of living then move to Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis or Indianapolis. Tons of jobs and very low CoL.
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