Skip to comments.Major disconnect: Jobs unfilled despite thousands of unemployed
Posted on 08/07/2018 11:10:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 20,000 unemployed people are looking for work in Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties, the three counties that make up the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
But some employers look at the slim pickings they get from job fairs and want ads and wonder where all the good workers are.
The disconnect between those looking for work and companies struggling to find workers is one reason so many people in the region are not reaping the full rewards of the booming economy. Its also a reason companies see their job openings going unfilled.
What they are saying is, I have the opportunity to win more contracts if I could find more workers, said Angelia Erbaugh, president of the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, representing 400 regional companies. So, they are in fact turning away work.
How can companies get the workers they need to help the region prosper and how can more people land the jobs they need to improve their lives? That is the focus of The Path Forward, a Dayton Daily News initiative aimed at finding solutions to the regions biggest problems.
There is good economic news locally. The June unemployment rate in the three-county Dayton metro area was 5.1 percent, according to non-seasonally adjusted numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thats well down from the dreadful numbers posted during the recession years, and some previously discouraged job hunters are once again looking for work.
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It’s no mystery. Higher wage offers are needed.
I have started to see a shift in job requirements. Positions that once “required” a Masters degree are now being sized as Bachelors. Same for Associates now being filled with HS graduates.
Wages go with supply. Problem is with the applicants. Whiny snowflakes, drug users or under qualified.
A lot of people can’t pass drug tests or criminal background checks.
Not rocket science. Pay more money. That’s how it works.
Offering training to fill the position would go a long way to filling job positions, Not asking for the moon and stars for 12.00 an hour would also help.
Part of Obama’s true legacy.
I’d love to see him get an award for that!
Actually the bigger problem is a totally dysfunctional education system.
Does no skills = no job? Maybe this is a push for more H1B visas.
I don’t think wages are the problem.
“...20,000 unemployed people are looking for work...”
I’ve been through Dayton lots of times, and when an employer says he can’t find qualified workers, what he’s really saying is that he can’t find enough non-druggies and non-felons who have a work ethic, can follow directions and can read and do basic math.
It’s no mystery why there are millions of jobs to be filled and milions of people seeking jobs. That’s what happened when you flood the labor market with millions upon millions of unskilled workers.
11% of people who work at or below minimum wage or for tips have bachelor’s degrees. 50% of people with engineering degrees work outside of engineering. Unemployment among architects is still at double-digit levels.
Employers are NOT going to find someone with 15 years of experiencing coding Python or Ruby on Rails and a Masters’ in Comp Sci to take entry-level jobs. And literally millions of these job offerings don’t actually exist; they are ploys to comply with regulations.
>> Ive been through Dayton lots of times, and when an employer says he cant find qualified workers, what hes really saying is that he cant find enough non-druggies and non-felons who have a work ethic, can follow directions and can read and do basic math... <<
... And who’s willing to work for 25 hrs/week at $10/hr with no benefits and no job security!!!
Regardless, inflation-adjusted incomes have fallen for entry level jobs:
[More young men are falling to the bottom of the income ladder. In 1975, only 25 percent of men, aged 25 to 34, had incomes of less than $30,000 per year. By 2016, that share rose to 41 per - cent of young men. (Incomes for both years are in 2015 dollars.]
I’d guess this is just another push for chain immigration and millions more low wage illegals.
Like a customer told me. You cant find people who want to work.
It has always been that scum bum Slackers don’t want to work they’d rather draw quote benefits close quotes.
I watched a business interview from May. The owner of a company had basic entry-level jobs for $15 an hour (somewhere in Ohio). The minute he said that a drug-test was required....most folks walked out of the interview. He was now having to go and recruit against the military recruiters at the high school, and try to entice the next graduating class to enter his production line.
Then stop using HR programs that filter out people that graduated in the 70’s and 80’s.
Sure, our health insurance may cost the employer a bit more but pay more for a good employee in wages, or pay more for benefits.
Most everything else costs about the same, and there are lots of folks that will work for another 10 years if the job wasn't so menial.
Of the 20,000 jobs available, exactly ZERO of them are seeking graduates with degrees in Critical Gender and Climate Studies.
I think I see the problem here.
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