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1,600 Applicants Flood MD Ice Cream Factory for 36 Jobs
Breitbart ^ | 6 Jan 2014, 6:03 AM PDT | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 01/06/2014 9:55:09 AM PST by Hoodat

Thanks to persistent unemployment and low availability of low-skill jobs, Shenandoah Family Farms’ ice cream plant in Hagerstown, Maryland has received over 1,600 applicants for a grand total of 36 jobs. Many of those applicants are former workers at the Good Humor plant that was bought by Shenandoah Family Farms. “You’d think that after 20-some-years working someplace at least somebody would think you area a good person, that you’d show up on time every day, and that would be worth something,” Luther Brooks, a 50-year-old former worker at the plant told the Washington Post. “I can’t get nothing. I’ve tried.”

Nonetheless, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington continue to maintain that America requires more unskilled, cheap labor via immigration, despite the loss of 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009. That has been the pitch from immigration reform advocates, who insist that the cure-all for the American economy is an endless supply of less educated migrants to fill “do the jobs Americans won’t.”

Meanwhile, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) is pushing a $4.5 million effort to retrain workers in other industries, including “green jobs.” While 85 former workers at the plant have taken advantage of the program, just 49 have been able to secure permanent employment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: economy; hagerstown; jobs; malaise; maryland; unemployment
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Maryland residents getting a double-whammy from the Obama Administration as well as their own politburo.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 9:55:09 AM PST by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

The Baraqqi Depression drags on.
However I salute these folks for trying!


2 posted on 01/06/2014 9:56:07 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Hoodat

Hagerstown? eeessshhhh . . .


3 posted on 01/06/2014 9:58:05 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Hoodat
Meanwhile, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) is pushing a $4.5 million effort to retrain workers in other industries, including “green jobs.”

That's the Democrats for you. Destroy sustainable, productive jobs, then get people dependent on government programs to retrain them to go into fad-of-the-day, unsustainable BS jobs. Then when the BS jobs start to dry up, give subsidies to those companies or retrain the workers to go into other BS jobs.

4 posted on 01/06/2014 9:59:36 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Hoodat

My first thought was: Was Good Humor a union workplace?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 10:03:26 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Hoodat

The press will spin it: “It’s because everyone loves ice cream”.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 10:03:30 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Hoodat

Apparently there are people who don’t wanna collect food stamps out there.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 10:06:40 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: nascarnation

I have a great idea... lets raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, so next time it won’t be 1600 applicants (it will be 3200) and it won’t be for 36 jobs (it will be for 18 jobs).


8 posted on 01/06/2014 10:09:42 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Hoodat
RE:”Nonetheless, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington continue to maintain that America requires more unskilled, cheap labor via immigration, despite the loss of 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009. That has been the pitch from immigration reform advocates, who insist that the cure-all for the American economy is an endless supply of less educated migrants to fill “do the jobs Americans won’t.”

I bet the reason why employers want new immigrant workers is because they not having roots or houses are willing to go where the jobs are.

Western Maryland has little industry and I bet property values are suppressed(so they wont sell them till forced to), but there are plenty of jobs here in Central Maryland.

And thats where the immigrants are moving to.

9 posted on 01/06/2014 10:09:44 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: C210N

Amazingly the workers in this plant (before it was closed down by the original owner) were making $26/hour. No wonder it closed up.

Didn’t say how much the new company pays. Sounds a bit like Hostess Baking.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 10:13:59 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Theoria
Apparently there are people who don’t wanna collect food stamps out there.

Apparently 99 weeks of unemployment benefits have just ran out.

11 posted on 01/06/2014 10:14:46 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Hoodat
Luther Brooks, a 50-year-old

HR department reject 50s and older out of hand, even though it's against the law they just say it's for any reason but age.

12 posted on 01/06/2014 10:15:24 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Hoodat
ObamAmerica...trillion$$$ spent for...

..."do you want fries with that?"

(thank you sheeple people)

13 posted on 01/06/2014 10:17:40 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: nascarnation
$13. And... “We have no benefits at all,” he said. “We’re going to look into the Obamacare thing if we can ever get online to do it.”

But, glad to have a job.

14 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:21 AM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Hoodat

I know! We should raise the minimum wage. That ought to help!


15 posted on 01/06/2014 10:21:36 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Hoodat; All

People don’t stop to realize that an older worker may be a better employee, but with ObamaCare, the cost of insuring an older worker is much, much higher than a younger worker.

I neutralized that issue by having my own personal health insurance. Of course, the individual insurance plans have all but disappeared.

It’s not fair .. but whoever said the DEMOCRATS know how to play fair ..??


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:03 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Hoodat
“You’d think that after 20-some-years working someplace at least somebody would think you area a good person, that you’d show up on time every day, and that would be worth something,” Luther Brooks, a 50-year-old former worker at the plant told the Washington Post. “I can’t get nothing. I’ve tried.”

I wonder whose policies ol' Luther has been voting in the past 20-some-years?

17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:07 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Theoria

Thanks.

Obamacare ref, LOL.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:23:24 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Hoodat

Obviously the state needs higher taxes and more unemployment benefits to boost their economy

heh


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:24:42 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Make them need your programs, then they will never vote for the other guy


20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:25:25 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Hoodat

This is so sad. Similar headlines could be repeated hundreds of times across our nation, and none but the alternative press will report these things.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 10:29:22 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: nascarnation

whatever happened to hostess baking?

I wonder if they all got their jobs back as non-union with half pay


22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:31:33 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Hoodat
Nonetheless, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington continue to maintain that America requires more unskilled, cheap labor via immigration, despite the loss of 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009.

That is a big problem. Both Republicans and Democrats maintain an open borders (anti Sovereign Nation) policy while the economy is hemorrhaging jobs.

23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:34:21 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: CyberAnt
People don’t stop to realize that an older worker may be a better employee, but with ObamaCare, the cost of insuring an older worker is much, much higher than a younger worker. ........

There have been several studies in the US and England that show old workers are much more productive and their generation is much more likely to have a good work ethic, e.g. many fewer days missed from work. Additionally, in retail and customer service, they will spend more time with a customer leading to more repeat business.

Unfortunately many in HR will just chuck the resumes into the circular file.

I wish I had saved the links.
24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:35:45 AM PST by khelus
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To: Mr. K

I don’t know any details.
Here in Indianapolis the new owner is back in business and cranking out the sweets.

My guess is they avoid former employees because they would be potential union organizers.

I remember when Honda started up in Ohio, they wouldn’t interview you if you had worked in a union plant previously, even if you were salary.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:36:15 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Hoodat

26 posted on 01/06/2014 10:37:19 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Hoodat

More crap about Green Joba.

I don’t usually watch 60 Minutes, but last night, they talked about all the money Obama wasted on loans & grants on ‘Green Jobs” that have totally failed.

The total of American Taxpayer MONEY was OVER $150 BILLION. How much better could that money have been spent?

How many people lost their own hard earned after-tax money on such investments?????

The GREEN movement will be shown in the long run to be a complete scam.


27 posted on 01/06/2014 10:37:19 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Hoodat

“I can’t get nothing. I’ve tried.”

I think you can rule out english teacher.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 10:38:28 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Hoodat
The media, politicians, and big business keeps trying to sell the idea that this country needs immigration amnesty. Those are some pretty powerful opponents, but conservatives are on the right side of this issue of course. American citizen rights must come first. What we need to do is to reach all the traditional Democrat special interests, like blacks and union members, to let them know how badly amnesty will affect them.

There's a golden opportunity here, I think, for populist, conservative leaders to emerge and be elected, because there's plenty of agreement by Americans on certain issues, like amnesty. Most Americans may not want every illegal alien deported, especially the hard cases like children who have been raised here their entire lives, but most Americans certainly don't want the immigration doors thrown wide.

Abortion is another issue where conservatives can win. Most Americans do not support abortion on demand at any time for any reason. While I think Americans aren't ready to outlaw abortion outright in all cases (Democrats love to use the hard cases, like incest and rape, to push for unlimited abortion), Americans will certainly support reasonable restrictions on abortion. "Safe, legal, and rare" worked for Democrats as it's a populist position, except Democrats never really wanted to make abortion rare.

There are many issues just like the above where conservatives should be able to win easy majorities. The media, of course, will try to make our views seem extreme. That's what they always do. Our challenge will be to show that we actually hold the mainstream position on most issues: jobs, immigration, abortion, gay marriage, overseas wars, etc.
29 posted on 01/06/2014 10:39:10 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: Hoodat

~~~ “I can’t get nothing. I’ve tried.”~~~

I understand completely. And now the nation’s gov’t wants to legitimize 20-30 million illegal immigrants.

And Americans can’t find jobs to support themselves.

Thanks all you pro-amnesty, from Bush, to McCain, Graham, Obama, et al.


30 posted on 01/06/2014 10:40:40 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: fella

You are correct.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 10:41:39 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: V_TWIN
Despite the double-negative, I think he's just being colloquial.
32 posted on 01/06/2014 10:43:22 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Hoodat

“More than 900 gay and lesbian couples have married since then.”

Well, I guess this will make them more readily identified once the Islamic militants take over.


33 posted on 01/06/2014 10:50:05 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office)
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34 posted on 01/06/2014 10:54:47 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Hoodat

Raise the import tariffs and put Americans back to work.

Cutting unemployment benefits when the applicant/job ratio is this high is just wrong. The GOP should have never done a deal that cut the benefits. They should have known they’d have to come back and add them back. And Pelosi wasted no time painting the cut as a Republican cut even though it was really bipartisan.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 10:56:37 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: nascarnation

Talked to a guy who went from part-time at Chrysler to Subaru.

To hear him talk, youd think the Japanese had made him an indentured slave. Why...they actually expected you to be on the line and ready to go to work 5 minutes before your shift started.

Oh, the horrors!


36 posted on 01/06/2014 11:08:10 AM PST by digger48
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To: khelus

I totally agree .. but after years and years spent in Personnel, I can tell you I always paid attention to their age and their work experience. Taking care of elderly people is difficult and it requires using a lot of common sense .. which can sometimes be lacking in the younger person.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 11:08:29 AM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: DannyTN
"Raise the import tariffs and put Americans back to work."

Fat chance when the crony capitalists own both parties. When money talks, politicians listen.

38 posted on 01/06/2014 11:11:22 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Mr. K

“I wonder if they all got their jobs back as non-union with half pay”

No they didn’t get their jobs back at all. They closed a plant in Columbus, Indiana that employed over 500 people. They are all out of work and the plant is empty.


39 posted on 01/06/2014 11:12:13 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: CyberAnt

“Elderly”?

I can see not hiring “elderly” people, but here, we are talking older employees. :-)


40 posted on 01/06/2014 11:19:31 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Hoodat

four years of anti-jobs policies from WashDC and this is what it comes to

(I wish to at least compliment and thank the people who tried to get these jobs, in that they are willing to work and NOT just sit at home on the dole all day)

3 more years of job destruction to go, gang... hang on....and keep praying for America!


41 posted on 01/06/2014 11:20:44 AM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: F15Eagle
~~~ “I can’t get nothing. I’ve tried.”~~~

I understand completely. And now the nation’s gov’t wants to legitimize 20-30 million illegal immigrants.

And Americans can’t find jobs to support themselves.

Thanks all you pro-amnesty, from Bush, to McCain, Graham, Obama, et al.


Applause !
42 posted on 01/06/2014 11:37:53 AM PST by khelus
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To: SgtHooper; CyberAnt
“Elderly”?

I can see not hiring “elderly” people, but here, we are talking older employees. :-)


My guess that is what cyberant meant.

Being 'older' can be as young as 30-35 in fields such as IT.
43 posted on 01/06/2014 11:42:02 AM PST by khelus
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To: DannyTN
...If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
--Ronald Reagan

44 posted on 01/06/2014 11:46:22 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: El Cid; DannyTN
Re: Nonetheless, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington continue to maintain that America requires more unskilled, cheap labor via immigration, despite the loss of 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009.

That is a big problem. Both Republicans and Democrats maintain an open borders (anti Sovereign Nation) policy while the economy is hemorrhaging jobs.


There are time I wonder 'what is going on in their heads ?'. What I really ought to be wondering is 'what is going on in their bank accounts ?'
45 posted on 01/06/2014 11:50:33 AM PST by khelus
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To: Hoodat

“I can’t get nothing.”

There’s a clue right there, Festus.


46 posted on 01/06/2014 11:55:26 AM PST by warchild9
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To: warchild9
I really doubt the guy that said "I can't get nothin'" looked anything like this:

47 posted on 01/06/2014 11:57:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hoodat
despite the loss of 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009.

Odd that the loss of jobs during THOSE years is cited, and not citation of more pertinent and up-to-date numbers. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

48 posted on 01/06/2014 12:02:04 PM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s the same Ronald Reagan that force Japan to manufacture their cars here and protected Harley Davidson.


49 posted on 01/06/2014 12:07:13 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: rlmorel

“Unilever ice cream plant in Hagerstown to close doors July 27”
391 hourly and salaried employees will be eligible to receive job training after factory closes
Graubard said Unilever was negotiating with United Steelworkers Local 9386, which represents workers at the plant, on whether to issue severance packages.

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2012-05-08/news/31631132_1_larry-lorshbaugh-unilever-western-maryland-consortium


50 posted on 01/06/2014 12:37:00 PM PST by Rusty0604
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