Skip to comments.Manufacturing Jobs Available - 2 Companies of CBS 60 Minutes Segment This Evening 11/11/2012
Posted on 11/11/2012 6:16:55 PM PST by First_Salute
The CBS 60 Minutes segment, "Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?"
Union workers for Harry Reid probably get weak in the knees.
This is the companies' cry for the govt. to "do something". Or, in other words, pay the companies money to train people or open the borders to increase competition so they can get people for lower wages.
How about "consumer America" who started buying cheap imported crap in the 60s and continued to buy more and more every year? At the expense of their fellow American workers.
Please don't tell me there were no alternatives. That is total BS.
“Just as in Nevada, it is also helping adult students get the needed skills for operating CNC machines”
I am close to several CNC machine tool dealers in my very large metropolitan area. They aren’t selling anything.
Many customers delayed orders through the summer, waiting to
see what happened with the election. They will not buy
a 100K+ lathe or vertical machining center now with
Bozocare firmly in place for the foreseeable future. The
smaller machine shops might still go ahead and place orders
since they are below 50 employees and not subject to the
law. However, the customers that these shops depend on WILL
be affected by Bozocare and many shops expect orders to
slow significantly. If we dive off the fiscal cliff, defense
projects that involve precision machining (and most do)
will stop or be cancelled when the draconian cuts take
affect. That means much less machined parts orders from the
big defense boys and the mid level suppliers.
Not a good situation for the CNC shop business.
I predict that drug screens will be made illegal soon - it's racist, ya know.
Drug tests have already been tested in court as discriminatory against minorities, but the courts upheld their legality.
Of course, that is nothing that a few more years of Obozo court appointees won’t be able to take care of.
Re: “Drug Tests Are Racist”
Here in Washington state, the kids call them “IQ Tests.”
In my area, Cummins pays welders $11+ to start. They can go up to $16+ w/various skill acquisitions. $14/hr is average. They make mufflers for the military and right now are on overtime.
When I was younger, I operated on an assumption that employers were honest. You will remember that young people tried hard to write well, a worthy resume, because we were told that it mattered. We were told that, by somebody who fussed over the header, and then “this line” and then “that line” ... and we wondered and worried that it seemed, to get the attention of an employer, *There was a ‘correct form of resume’ to do that?!*
We next learned, that what job applicants and resumes do, as we submitted them in response to Help Wanted ads in the newspapers, is to help employers figure out who and what employers need/want, and *then* the want ad changes as the search is refined.
I remember when HR dept.’s were formed to replace “The Personnel Dept.” HR was created to offer a management post to women, and HR became more incapable of understanding “what kind of work we do around here.” HR did *not* know what it was looking for, and it became imperative for an applicant to do an end-around that roadblock and find the management of the area in which you were going to be working, you hoped.
A bit later, HR became indispensible, as government regulations forced companies to comply; a lot of fuss about minutiae un-related to skill that is required to produce -— there was a boost in *non-productive* labor.
It was at that point, I ran into trouble. I would succeed at bypassing HR and having good relations with management *who knew how to produce* and *who wanted me to work for them* ... but by then, fussy HR managers would assert that “the chain of command had been thwarted!” as they complained that their fiefdoms had been reduced to “just a personnel dept., once again.”
It did not matter that I had proven that I could do the work, as some manager let me run thru some paces and assemble one of the company’s hydraulic pumps that I’d never seen before, and also did that in record time. He was all smiles, “Golly, *that* was easy.” Yet, the ladies running HR were obsessed with “all prospects must come thru me!”
One exec. was kind enough to detail how my application would fail, as his company’s HR “lady” would simply tear up anything in response to how you sounded over the phone (I had asked to speak with so-and-so in manufacturing, and that was considered “bad form.” Funny, I just ran into that same problem lately, where a lady, in the absence of her boss, assumed that she has a lot of power and resented my reminding her that she is not the boss. Given that I outranked her, she practically “blew up on the pad.”)
Meanwhile at the top of the food chain, I remember an old fellow who had once been the boss of a major manufacturer and then retired; he’d been my boss, too, back in the early 1970’s.
When I saw him in the early 1980’s, he was very specific about “the new breed” that “are pirates” and have “no connection with production - they’re just ‘here’ to take the money and run.” IOW, he lamented the loss of capitalists.
Now, we have charletans and pretenders, schemers, banksters and the lot of “the suits.” The cost of management, the cost of doing business *as it is affected by the burdens imposed by government,* are being *ignored* by them whose pay exceeds hundreds of thousands of dollars / year and cannot be justified.
They have “Compensation Committee meetings.” It is a disgusting self-congratulatory, back-slapping, mutual admiration society, where no one ever mentions their direct connection to production - actual output - because none can prove their importance on the shop floor, or on the docks, or in the field. They are basically princes holding onto thrones.
They have a lot of brain power in many instances, but *they* *do* *not* *care* about people *who have no power to affect their scheme of participation in the income ladder.*
They would immediately accept a govt-run-barracks of “sustainable working quarters” jammed full of H1B visas, that relieved them of doing anything in management related to *labor management.*
The unions are not clueless, but they are too greedy to help their members realize, that the progressives, now, still need to get out the vote in the name of the union, but otherwise, unions will be folded into government, for the purpose of enforcing U.S. Government Workers Barracks Regulations.
Free TV, free Wi-Fi, free cell phones; all the usual workers paradise amenities, along with the unrest caused by being jammed into government housing.
All, the outcome of “the brain trust of suits” who have no guts to resist the cost of government.
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