Skip to comments.Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds
Posted on 09/02/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by Innovative
While a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project.
"The overarching message here is we don't just have a jobs deficit; we have a 'good jobs' deficit," said Annette Bernhardt, the report's author and a policy co-director at the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy group.
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Thank you, President Obama! :\
If this had been a Republican president, I believe the term ‘McJobs’ would have been invoked.
Wow from the NYT no less. Facing reality must be painful for them.
Try capitalism. It works every time.
Keep shopping at Wal-Mart everyone. Speed up that tranfer of jobs overseas. It is like cutting the nations financial wrist when you shop at Wal-Mart.
Making matters worse, they don’t pay people enough to live on, don’t give them enough hours to provide a decent living. The local Wal-Mart is having people work just 4 hours a day. With gas over $4.00 a gallon, what is the point of going to work.
I was just thinking that. Why no mention that the jobs that are being created are fast food jobs.
And some people wonder why young Americans are not getting married, raising families, having babies etc.....No health insurance, little health insurance, sky high cost of food, rent mortgages, utilities, car insurance, price of gas up to the roof.
It's also the reason why there are so many multigenerational families now living in the same home, as they pool their resources to survive.
Don’t blame WalMart for peoples poor decision making in preparing themselves for the workforce. A degree from a lib arts program doesn’t qualify you for anything
All this while the government continues to flood the country with millions of foreigners and illegals.
Some people refuse to believe our standard of living, economy, borders have been in epic decline for years now.
In addition, I think the posters point was Walmart Corp has put tens of thousands of small businesses out of biz, by bringing in endless freight train loads of non-U.S., Communist Chinese products. This is no secret.
Off shore hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs and companies, as the government flooded the U.S. with tens of millions of illegals and low wage foreigners?
Boy, how'd that work out America?
I'm smart, so I pay $5 for a screwdriver from a local mom and pops store instead of $1 for the same screwdriver from WalMart.
You and I are the smart people, everyone that buys that screwdriver from WalMart is stupid.
Union workers that make a complicated piece of equipment like a screwdriver, need our money.
Wal-Mart isn’t meant to be a career, unless you want to be a store manager.
If you have a low paying job you have no one to blame but yourself.
“And some people wonder why young Americans are not getting married, raising families, having babies etc.....No health insurance, little health insurance, sky high cost of food, rent mortgages, utilities, car insurance, price of gas up to the roof.”
I wonder why they’re content to let other people have the babies; those babies are the future of the Democrat Party (and if the trend continues, the United States).
Know any engineers looking for work? I sure do. I don't mean to be harsh but that line worked in the 1970's, not today.
Globalism is glorious. Diversity is our strength!
“If you have a low paying job you have no one to blame but yourself.”
That oversimplification put Obama in the White House. At this point we are graduating students from schools that are trained in things that 2 years ago were viable careers but have since been 1) outsourced to another part of the world, or 2) flooded with foreign workers under the H1-B scam. Too many people that did everything right are unable to find work at decent wages...
First, that is an exagerated price comparision. Second, Wal-Mart is only cheaper than the mom and pop store until that store is driven out of business. Third, that mom and pop store operator is your neighbor that spends money in your restaurant or your store.