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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:01 PM
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Another problem for the unemployed: Must not only compete w other job seekers, but part timers too
The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent unemployment rate suggests.

America's 14 million unemployed aren't competing just with each other. They must also contend with 8.8 million other people not counted as unemployed part-timers who want full-time work.

When consumer demand picks up, companies will likely boost the hours of their part-timers before they add jobs, economists say. It means they have room to expand without hiring.

And the unemployed will face another source of competition once the economy improves: Roughly 2.6 million people who aren't counted as unemployed because they've stopped looking for work. Once they start looking again, they'll be classified as unemployed. And the unemployment rate could rise.

http://news.yahoo.com/unemployed-face-tough-competition...

Job seekers need to fight against "Unemployed need not apply" ads, the usage of credit scores as a hiring filter, and the 2 trillion dollar hoard in offshore tax shelters as much as they compete against each other.
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:29 PM
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1. There are also a slew of companies who
choose to hire ONLY part timers and keep them below the weekly hourly amount that will keep them from getting benefits. They also pay them barely above3 minimum wage. A local Fed Ex office was hiring, then decided it was cheaper to use only temp workers at a much reduced rate.

Bottom line is always the dollar, never the human.
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