The part about skilled workers, A: They don't offer training ? How does one become skilled without the training. Something wrong with this article, 40 tested, 4 passed, what did they wast their money on in the so called school they paid for ?
Sounds like this company needs to hire someone new to replace the guy doing the hiring, because this guy sounds like a real idiot.
With the major cut coming in 2013 in the defense industry these people will have a place to look and finding new employment.
Love this part:"Applicants are failing drug tests," she said. "Some apply and then decide they want to wait until their unemployment benefit runs out before taking a factory job."I guess this is part of the "working class" the politicians keep talking about. LOL.
And during the first 3 yrs of the recession, maybe they should have throught twice before laying off that 50 plus yrs age group with the intellectual property of years under their belt go in the first place.
Thats hogwash!!! UI isn't a living wage and I doubt people would say something like that in an interview. Let me complete my unemployment benefits. Since the Recession in 2008 the majority unemployed are not even receiving benefits anymore for some time. I find it hard to believe ALL 600 applicants would state as such.
One thing companies are NOT doing today that they have done in the past, before the recession, for decades is provide TRAINING for incoming workers. If they have a past in manufacturing or a trade that is similar, INVEST in the workers. It's called being brought on through an apprenticeship or internship for the first three months or so. You usually have a probation period so if they didn't work out you wouldn't have to pay UI. They also used to recruit out of appropriate manufacturing tech schools. The bridge is broken and no longer exists. Stop looking for Mr or Ms perfect. Instead of complaining, get the unemployed back working so we can RIGHT the economy to pre 2008 levels of employment.
id guess by qualified they mean someone who wont sue them for disability or discrimination .
"Some apply and then decide they want to wait until their unemployment benefit runs out before taking a factory job." That is where the problem lies. As an employer I experience the same, and so do many of the business owners I know. Applicants have even asked me to pay them under the table so they can work AND continue to collect unemployment .. and we wonder why we're going broke?
Thats why if a person drawing unemployment turns down a job that pays at least what unemployment is giving then they should have their unemployment benefits revoked. And if there are any welfare,food stamp babies in the area they should be required to apply for open jobs and if theye fail their drug test then their welfare/food stamp hand out should be taken away. Make those who dont want to work get off their asses and go to work.
They're only looking for 10 people... thousands of applicants, they can afford to be picky. BTW if you're unemployed and can't pass a drug test... thats's the companies fault? If you're one of the 10... CONGRATS!