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Gallup: Quality Jobs Harder to Come By, More Americans Say
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2012 | Melanie Hunter

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 percent—down 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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bhoeconomy; gallup; layoffs

1 posted on 12/20/2012 8:40:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 8:43:00 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 8:45:34 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: Nowhere Man
That's awesome. Congratulations and good luck on the new job. It's nice to hear some good news here every now and then.

FWF

4 posted on 12/20/2012 8:52:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Olog-hai

Job search sites:

http://www.Indeed.com

http://www.Jobvertise.com

http://www.nationjob.com

http://www.Careerbuilder.com


5 posted on 12/20/2012 8:59:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 9:02:22 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Nowhere Man

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.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 9:14:51 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: Nowhere Man

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.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 9:38:59 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Nowhere Man

Congrats! And Good Luck to you in the new job.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 9:56:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Olog-hai

And yet a substantial portion of that 76% voted to keep the same policies in place that have lead to this situation.


10 posted on 12/20/2012 10:01:49 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Olog-hai; Nowhere Man

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.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 10:06:18 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: meyer

“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.”

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.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 1:06:49 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Nowhere Man

Many congrats!!


13 posted on 12/21/2012 1:28:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Nowhere Man
It's nice to hear some good news here every now and then.

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".

14 posted on 12/21/2012 3:57:01 AM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“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...


15 posted on 12/21/2012 4:01:43 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: OrangeHoof

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.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 4:30:20 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Olog-hai

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.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 6:13:20 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Careerbuilder worked for me.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 9:28:45 AM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 9:30:21 AM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: kearnyirish2

Although I just got a new job, I fall into that group, I graduated HS in 1985.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 9:31:49 AM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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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.”


21 posted on 12/21/2012 9:34:51 AM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: Nowhere Man

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).


22 posted on 12/21/2012 1:47:35 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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