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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 07:20 AM
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Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified? (I call bullshit.)

Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?


Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?

November 11, 2012 1:17 PM

Millions of jobs are waiting to be filled, but employers say they can't find qualified workers because of "the skills gap." Byron Pitts reports.
Three million open jobs in U.S., but who's qualified?


(video of news report at link: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50134943n&tag=fd... ;fdmodule

I don't know what the game is here, but I'd stake my life that it is a game and the game is over money.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-12 09:06 AM
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1. I watched the 60 Minutes piece of Sunday.
It was compelling.

But you are right. The game is money.

The workers they showed were learning to operate computer controlled machine tools. This is a skill that requires quite a lot of expensive training, especially when the trainees don't even have a high school education. One thing that struck me was the wages they cited. $12.00/hour! 60 Minutes acted like those were respectable wages. Workers made that much doing the same jobs thirty years ago! There are plenty of jobs if people are willing to do technically challenging work for near minimum wage. This is downright sickening.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-12 03:47 AM
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2. I have a feeling it's also about getting visas for folks who will be thrilled with even less.
The job creators have their own version of a Dream Act in mind.
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