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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I just got hired along with another guy for a new job, and it's looking like we'll need a third. Are you guys suggesting that there are no jobs at all or are you just deliberately misinterpreting his statement so you have something to attack?
    3 down, 16 million to go....

    I see signs of recovery as well, in northern Utah, but not so much in the Phoenix, AZ area where our winter home is.
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    3 down, 16 million to go....

    I see signs of recovery as well, in northern Utah, but not so much in the Phoenix, AZ area where our winter home is.
    You can rent out that second home, hire someone to manage it. BAM! A fourth job! At this rate, by 2715 we'll have that unemployment problem handled!
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You can rent out that second home, hire someone to manage it. BAM! A fourth job! At this rate, by 2715 we'll have that unemployment problem handled!
    Been there, done that, won't do it again.....besides, we need a place to stay whether we are north, or south...got grandkids in both locations, but there is no room at their house, not for months at a time.
    The AZ home is real close to the new Cardinal football stadium, just 5 miles north of it, so I might consider renting it out for a week around superbowl, if it is being played there.

    Arizona got hit hard by the housing bubble bursting. We know several people who thought they were safely employed, and they weren't.
    Most of them were 2 job families, so they are holding on to their house, but some others are not.
    Even some who had very high paying jobs are in trouble, comes from buying more house than they needed, then their income took a hit. When it comes to money, I have been paranoid my whole life. We never had more debt than we could pay off in short notice, except the house, and we made an effort to pay it off early. It is nice to have no debt....very nice.
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    "The big question: Are things getting better? To answer that, we need to look back more than a year ago, when the economy was losing a staggering 800,000 jobs a month. Our actions, most notably the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, stopped those losses."
    Seems like these are the statistics that really count:

    United-States-Unemployment-Rate-Chart-000001.jpg

    United States Unemployment Rate

    If one looks at July 2009 v July 2010, looks pretty static to me, despite $787 Billion stimulus in Feb. '09; $3 Billion Cash for Clunkers; Energy Star Tax Credits and all the rest. The best one can say is, "Wow!! I wonder what the unemployment rate would have been without that stuff!" 'cause it doesn't seem to have made much difference.
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Yeah - I'm sure there are job openings out there that aren't being filled.

    Why not?

    Of the top of my head without giving it extreme deep thought I can give two reasons: 1) The jobs are NOT where people are needing them - and if someone doesn't have a job it's likely they can't relocate or plan to travel a long distance. 2) The jobs *open and unfilled* have qualifications and pre-requisites that many can't meet even if they did apply.
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yeah - I'm sure there are job openings out there that aren't being filled.

    Why not?

    Of the top of my head without giving it extreme deep thought I can give two reasons: 1) The jobs are NOT where people are needing them - and if someone doesn't have a job it's likely they can't relocate or plan to travel a long distance. 2) The jobs *open and unfilled* have qualifications and pre-requisites that many can't meet even if they did apply.
    Classified ads for jobs are way down in our local paper.
    But, truth be known, the classifieds are not the best place to look for a job. I never found one there. Usually it was friends who knew of openings in their departments....or internal job postings where I worked...I expect if the economy does pick up, the employees let go will be invited back first. The ones I feel sorry for are recent college graduates. They have an expensive degree, and no job prospects...
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    So, the government basically ripped off the private sector and created a job finding site?
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Pay no attention to that rising unemployment rate!

    Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there' - USATODAY.com
    There ARE jobs out there. Wal-Mart greeter, fry cook at McDonald's, and many other minimum wage jobs. Better hurry up and get 'em, folks, before the illegal aliens beat you to 'em. Obama - Bringing prosperity to......... ??
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    Re: Labor Secretary: 'There are jobs out there'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There ARE jobs out there. Wal-Mart greeter, fry cook at McDonald's, and many other minimum wage jobs. Better hurry up and get 'em, folks, before the illegal aliens beat you to 'em. Obama - Bringing prosperity to......... ??
    Nothing worse than hearing "sorry sir you are over qualified to be a wall mart greeter."

    WTF I can not say "hello welcome to wallmart" with an education?

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