Skip to comments.Gallup: Quality Jobs Harder to Come By, More Americans Say
Posted on 12/20/2012 8:40:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
Fewer Americans believe now is a good time to find a quality job, compared to last month, a new Gallup poll found.
The number of Americans saying the time is right to find a quality job fell sharply in December to 19 percentdown from 24 percent in November. Three in four Americans, or 76 percent, say this is a bad time to find a quality job.
The availability of quality jobs is considered a key to economic growth.
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I thank God that I start a good paying job Monday, since it’s Christmas Eve, it is just orientation, but I’m glad to score this. It is an early Christmas present to me.
Quality workers are a little harder to come by these days as well. Not impossible, but let’s just say that a high school diploma 30 years ago was a lot different from a high school diploma today.
Job search sites:
Look it’s high time for Americans to realize.
We can have jobs.
Or we can have cheap stuff.
I say, let’s get back to working. We had a royal run out the credit cards spending spree. Now we need to bring back US manufacturing, and start working again.
Is that just one frustrated opinion?
Sometimes it really feels that way.
Good to hear. What was once a bastion of good paying jobs, Silicon Valley, has taken some hard hits in the defense industry. Been out of work for about 3 months. No panic right now, as my wife and I prepared well, but it is still disappointing.
Congrats! Hopefully, those of us who have a job now will be able to ride out the Obama econonmy. The job I had for almost a decade when he took office, went byebye less then 3 months after he took office. I have had a my current job since October 30th. This is the longest I have been able to hold a job since the beginning of the Obama malaise.
Congrats! And Good Luck to you in the new job.
And yet a substantial portion of that 76% voted to keep the same policies in place that have lead to this situation.
Remember, America voted to extend the Recession. It could have elected a pro-business, pro-growth CEO-style president that would have cleared the decks for economic growth but they voted instead for their freebies.
Congrats, Nowhere Man. I’ve gone from unemployed to underemployed but am hopeful a better-paying position will eventually appear.
“Not impossible, but lets just say that a high school diploma 30 years ago was a lot different from a high school diploma today.”
Shouldn’t be a problem; there are plenty of workers with 30 year-old high school diplomas looking for work. In fact, that demographic has probably been hit worse than most, since they held a lot of decent jobs that were either shipped out or dumbed-down so an 18 year-old could do it.
My thoughts exactly.
My wife has suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for years, recently her doc prescribed a new med (new for her), non narcotic and it actually has given her some relief. I sent emails out to family with the "good news".
“We can have jobs. Or we can have cheap stuff.”
One thing a lot of people don’t realize is that the GLOBAL consumers will determine the economy, and we have a fraction of them. Anyone selling anything would do better to make a deal with Red China and India (now that they have jobs to line the pockets of their consumers) instead of the US. I believe that our immigration policy is an extension of this; the zero-birthrate crowd wouldn’t have us reproduce ourselves, but they’ll import whole cultures into this country from further south to bolster consumption (and therefore economic bargaining power) here.
Property lots for houses in South America must be 1,000 ft. square at this point as they de-populate...
Romney still would have had the Senate so I believe we would be in the exact same position as we are now. Had Romney been conservative, maybe he could have gotten the Senate and then we would be better off, but since he was about as liberal as Obama, things would have been the same as today.
All future jobs will be less than full time to avoid ZerOcare and other regulations. More people may be working shorter hours, but, most will be working multiple jobs. Some sort of independent contractor will become the norm. Few jobs will be available that can be done overseas where regulations are mitigated.
Careerbuilder worked for me.
I do agree with you. It is nice to have cheap stuff but if you don’t have a job, you cannot even afford that.
Although I just got a new job, I fall into that group, I graduated HS in 1985.
Well, my job is for 9 months, temp to hire and I hope I get hired. Still, my goal is to get as many debt monkeys off of me and set aside some funds for a “rainy day.”
COngratulations on the job; I’m a couple of years younger, and am amazed at how much less kids seem to learn today (and schools were already getting lax when I was younger).