Skip to comments.The Market Is “Banning the Box”: The Long-term unemployed finally going back to work.
Posted on 08/09/2018 10:11:51 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The American economic expansion is finally accomplishing one of the countrys most needed social improvements: getting the long-term unemployed reattached to the labor market. Income inequality gets much of the press today, but as Harvard economist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Ed Glaeser points out, long-term joblessness is the more serious problem. The unemployed face a heightened risk of serious ills ranging from physical maladies and mental health problems to divorce.
Rising long-term joblessness, particularly among prime, working-age men (25 to 54), has been a corrosive trend. A Kansas City Federal Reserve study found that the number of men in that key demographic not in the labor force increased from 4.6 million in 2006 to 7.1 million in 2016. Were now seeing early signs that this trend may be reversing. Reports describe how a tightening labor market is finally tearing down employer-erected barriers to hiring. The Wall Street Journal recently noted, for example, that firms are increasingly adopting a no experience required policy to try to fill jobs, even eliminating the requirement for a college degree in some cases.
Up to now, observers had pointed to the rise in state-mandated occupational licensing as a factor in slow economic growth. Without help from government, though, the private sector itself had become prey to creeping credentialism. Online job postings frequently include a long list of detailed requirements, with most applicants summarily rejected by algorithms or offshore résumé reviewers. Nearly two decades of a recessionary or anemic jobs economy allowed companies to become prima donnas of hiring, and a generation of human resources and hiring managers were marinated in this environment.
Now marketplace discipline is forcing them to change. Anything that reduces an unhealthy fixation on the length of a CV is positive for economic dynamism.
(Excerpt) Read more at city-journal.org ...
Limitations on H-1B visas help as well. Makes older IT workers more attractive.
Now that HR Managers (or at least their assistants) actually have to read resumes again, the value of SJWs in this field will be diminished.
Another win with Trumpanomics!
HR is where large organizations stash their Affirmative Action hires.
They are almost invariably younger, female, and the product of some Liberal brainwashing institution (i.e. college or university)
As a result they view being a SJW as their FIRST priority.
Yes you did.
Kill the H1-B program, completely.
Banning the box????
Oh this is awful. How will I hit it???
I actually saw an ad, once, that required -- for a computer developer position -- that you specify your experience with "Computer" and "Operating System".
I explained to the clueless offshore recruiter, that having these requirements would be similar to adding "Electricity", "Chair", and "Breathing".
She still didn't get it.
I hung up.
Honest American candidates (i.e. those unwilling to lie in their resumes) are at a distinct disadvantage versus the H1B holders who are willing to pimp their resumes to say absolutely ANYTHING to get past the screening algorithms.
The bolded part on of the "tricks" to demand more H1-b visas (where the Visa applicants puffed up resume coincidentally checked all the boxes).
Here's how it really works:
1) Company needs a developer.
2) Company finds an H1B candidate who looks like he may be a good fit.
3) In order to comply with government regulations, company takes the H1B's resume, and constructs a job ad which only the selected H1B would fit, editing the H1B resume as necessary in order to make it the only one which would fit the want ad.
4) Company finds all US applicants "unqualified"
5) Company hires the H1B
The only solution is to cut back on H1Bs.
“Honest American candidates (i.e. those unwilling to lie in their resumes) are at a distinct disadvantage versus the H1B holders who are willing to pimp their resumes to say absolutely ANYTHING to get past the screening algorithms.”
This behavior is not limited to employment applications. Norski.
She has trouble walking, has to wear leg braces but was a very good worker. We were "downsized" at the same time and while I was able to get by with a series of temp jobs she was rejected. No one would come out and say it was because of the way she walked but there was no other real reason.
Finally after her unemployment ran out she went on disability because that was the only thing left and she had to eat.
She is so happy to be back to work.
As much as offshores / H1B’s have infiltrated the American market, I still have ZERO problem landing a job.
Not always young. Some of them are near the age and political inclinations of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. My advice to any guy with multiple job offers is to take the one from the place where the HR manager is the LEAST likely to be a SJW.
Obama’s reign of terror certainly didn’t help, but big companies have been laying off older workers (older as in, in their fifties) for decades. It sucks. I have never considered myself a populist raging against the rich, but after the last 10 years, I have considered buying a pitchfork and a torch.
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