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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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