Skip to comments.Employer Says She's Been Looking For A Year, Can't Find A Soul To Hire
Posted on 08/10/2012 12:48:46 PM PDT by Macoozie
For the country's 12.8 million unemployed, it may seem like the jobs just aren't out there. The average jobless American is out of work, after all, for nine months. But a somewhat different lament is coming, increasingly, from the employer's end: They can't find good enough people to fill all their open jobs.
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The job she was looking to fill was a “work from home” - no need to go past the driveway.
She wanted somebody right out of college with no experience.
I think many college grads would be happy with $30K per year while they looked for something better.
Let’s also ad that most of these businesses are insisting on years of experience for entry-level positions.
I think that employers got a little excited by the unemployment numbers. They got it into their heads that they could get the cream-of-the-crop for next to nothing and pushed it too far.
What I don’t understand is why it’s not starting to balance out yet. What’s stopping the free market from raising wages or stopping unemployed people from taking these jobs?
Could it possibly be that two years of free unemployment is discouraging people from taking jobs? Have unions driven up the expensive perks-packages so far that employers can’t afford to raise actual wages? Have we inflated college kids’ heads and expectations on what they’ll get when they do enter the job market so much that they refuse to work for less?
Probably a combination of factors.
It’s been more than a year and she hasn’t hired anyone.
It sounds unimportant to her.
"Independent contractor" = you're paying both sides of Social Security Tax.
If you have the experience, why is a 4-year degree required?
At least this employer received a bit of free advertising for her efforts.
In my neck of the woods, dealing with trucking and a small retail store, the biggest problem is the drug test. 8 out of 10 refuse it or don’t pass it. That leaves 2. One doesn’t show up the first day the other leaves after a week, wrecks a vehicle or is nasty to customers. It is frustrating
If this woman was paying $30k actual salary to start she would have people lined up.
hahahaha.. exactly hahahaha...
It happens. We spent a year and a half trying to fill a QA automation spot. The candidates either didn’t have the skills or didn’t gel well with the team.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that employers don’t want to train. If a person has at least an AA degree, he’s probably reasonably easy to train and most entry level positions can probably be mastered within a month or so.
But employers don’t even want to invest a month into good people.
She just opened herself and company to allegations of age discrimination....
“How many millions of kids graduated this year?” she asks exasperatedly. “How many are out of work? How many want to work from home?”
So she’s publicly saying they just want kids out of school. Brilliant.
I don’t know how serious this job is, but I can tell you right now that there might be a ton of people unemployed out there, but there’s not a lot of GOOD unemployed people.
At my last job, we went through quite a few new hires. You’d think such people would be grateful to have a job, but for whatever reason, most of these new hires did whatever they could to weasel out of their shift, put forth little effort and do the least amount of work they could get away with, among other things. I honestly can’t understand it.
As a marketing analyst, you'll gather consumer information and examine buying trends to create marketing plans for companies. One of your primary job duties in this career is to design surveys that identify consumer preferences and prospective markets for products. You'll conduct these surveys over the phone, on the Internet, through the mail and in focus groups. A marketing analyst usually oversees a team that helps with the surveying process.
Once this research has been completed, you'll evaluate the feedback and organize it into reports for company use. You'll also advise your employer on what products will be most beneficial to produce, as well as on the design, distribution and promotion of these products. With the information you provide, your employer is able to target the most profitable markets in order to generate the maximum amount of revenue possible.”
In other words..a survey taker, who as an independent contractor, will be paid for only for those surveys accepted.
A number of years ago, I audited the safety program of a business in Pittsburgh. They were all temps, he couldn’t get full time permanent employees. One of the items in the audit was proof of a drug and alcohol prevention program, which he showed me the WRITTEN program. Being honest, he took me to the window which overlooked the floor where 200-250 workers labored. “ If you took piss samples from every ONE of those people out there, you would find about five drug-free and not intoxicated at his time in the morning.” I just realized at that time, how big the situation is.
Kids who live at home don’t starve when they don’t get a cheque.
You’ll find much of those unwilling to work probably live at home.
“You can make twice that cutting lawns and plowing snow AND never have to leave your own neighborhood.”
I don’t think there are any “lawn cutting” and/or snow plowing jobs LEFT available, that will bring in $30-50K a year, except - maybe, for the owner of an already established provider, and they are not about to quit; and others wanting in can only divide up an already fixed pie, not expand it; which would likely mean a further division of the local “lawn cutting” and snow blowing revenue.
“Could it possibly be that two years of free unemployment is discouraging people from taking jobs?”
I keep hearing that UI benefits are 2 years. However, upon losing my position in 2009 my UI ran out 2 weeks after the 26th week. Reason; my previous job experience justified the termination. Translation, experience dictated that I was employable. However over 50, white males (even with experience) are very low on the hiring list. Considering all contact I made with employers was through email (no return replies) or company websites (again no replies). In every case I was qualified for the advertised positions.
Oh, BTW, disabled veterans do not have a leg up in the hiring process. The only benefit is for the employers to interview DV’s, this is a plus when they report DOL quarterly numbers.
If no one else is already doing that in your neighborhood, of course. What I see in my work (and I do a LOT of hiring) is that younger people (grads and those with a few years exp) expect to be paid a lot more than they are worth. The "special snowflake" syndrome has bled into the labor pool, and we have liberal arts majors from second tier state schools asking for $70k out of school. I'm not kidding.
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