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Old 06-21-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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With the unemployment being at all time lows, what is the new industry that has spurred all the hiring?

Or better yet, what industry has returned after being done away with which created the high number of unemployed?

Or has the labor participation rate still very high, and the unemployment numbers just not accurate in painting the pictures?

Seriously, what are people doing these days to make ends meet?

Are all the STEM majors past and present all now at jobs suitable for their level of education?
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:40 PM
 
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Service Wage crap jobs... the majority of them. Or Just PermaTemp work. No one looks at the QUALITY of these great new "opportunities" that are popping up
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:34 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We have over 20 openings right now, and I’ll be interviewing for 5 of them, in the $70-110k range with great benefits. These are to replace only 1 retirement, the other 4 people have all accepted higher paying jobs, 3 in our organization, one outside. There are plenty of good paying jobs, but they are filled with people moving up. Whether that ends up dropping down to create entry level openings is questionable. In our case, the least experience required is 3 years.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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All industries are spurring new hiring. The job market is ablaze with countless opportunities for good and mediocre workers all over the place. Everyone who wants a job at any level can have one. Unemployment is at historic lows. Anyone who believes otherwise is just a nutty conspiracy theorist. Why? Because I said so.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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We have over 20 openings right now, and Iíll be interviewing for 5 of them, in the $70-110k range with great benefits. These are to replace only 1 retirement, the other 4 people have all accepted higher paying jobs, 3 in our organization, one outside. There are plenty of good paying jobs, but they are filled with people moving up. Whether that ends up dropping down to create entry level openings is questionable. In our case, the least experience required is 3 years.
"East of Seattle" - lemme guess, high end IT/softdev?

Color me shocked.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:40 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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"East of Seattle" - lemme guess, high end IT/softdev?

Color me shocked.
No, our IT department is pretty stable, itís commercial/industrial real estate. Some of the people left to work at Amazon, in fact, but not in tech. They have real estate departments too, as does Microsoft, and Starbucks.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:16 AM
 
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There are a lot of jobs open, and a lot of positions in need (it's pretty much impossible to argue with the fact that the job market is better today than it has been in decades). The base requirements are higher today, though. The days of comfortably staying at the same job for 30 years are over. Anyone who puts time in, puts in a little extra effort to continually learn new things and keep up with changing technology, etc. won't have trouble finding a job.

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Old 06-22-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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There's no "New" industry. It's the old ones who have increased pay and benefits and hours. 2 years ago, my job paid $11.50 an hour, I now make $17. I worked at a job paying $11.50 three years ago....That job changed and those who stayed are making $13 an hour.
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:27 PM
 
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There are a lot of jobs open, and a lot of positions in need (it's pretty much impossible to argue with the fact that the job market is better today than it has been in decades). The base requirements are higher today, though. The days of comfortably staying at the same job for 30 years are over. Anyone who puts time in, puts in a little extra effort to continually learn new things and keep up with changing technology, etc. won't have trouble finding a job.


Its better than the Bush/Obama eras. I wouldn't say its better than it has been in decades. LOL. Again, Its easy to spout the "Great Economy" BS. But people don't dive into the specific and asking the greater questions of the quality and job security of these jobs. Are they just flavor of the month BS Jobs until the next administration takes over? Are they permatemp scam jobs etc?

Its all relative. Comparing yourself to 2006-2012. You may as well compare yourself to a turd. Theres only one way to go up but UP when you're as low as you can go as a nation. Doesn't mean you're Great by any stretch of the imagination.

Years ago you could support a family of 3-4 on the created jobs. The ones being created today, its hard enough to support yourself

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Old 06-22-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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Service Wage crap jobs... the majority of them. Or Just PermaTemp work. No one looks at the QUALITY of these great new "opportunities" that are popping up
Exactly this. Seems like a lot of Amazon delivery drivers who also do Uber, Lyft and Instacart.
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