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Why Is It So Hard for
Employers to Fill These Jobs?

Daily Signal, by Stephen Moore

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 8/24/2014 6:48:27 AM

America has a deficit of workers. Willing workers. Capable workers. Skilled, or at least semi-skilled workers, who can do a job and do it well. There are at least one million jobs that go begging day after day if only employers could find workers to fill them. This probably seems hard-to-believe. After all, how can America have a worker shortage when we have about 18 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed? When the real unemployment rate is 12 percent? (Snip) But there are also millions of unemployed Americans who don’t have the skill sets to match what employers are in need

I knew there were some worker shortages but I had no idea about these stunning numbers.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/24/2014 7:07:39 AM     (No. 9978462)

Because there are those who think they are too good for the position and who would rather go on disability social security or welfare.

If an unemployed person is offered one of these jobs, if they refuse to take it, then they should NOT reeve any social benefits.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/24/2014 7:11:22 AM     (No. 9978465)

My BS meter is going off. Guess we need more visas for cheap tech workers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 8/24/2014 7:17:50 AM     (No. 9978474)

One of our local radio stations frequently runs ads for CDL drivers and equipment operators. The qualifications include a clean driving record and ability to pass a drug test.
I wonder why they have to run the ads so often, considering our unemployment rate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/24/2014 7:35:45 AM     (No. 9978494)

Because liberals have killed tech programs in high schools. And because of welfare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 8/24/2014 7:37:22 AM     (No. 9978498)

I think the level of failed drug tests keep these jobs open.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/24/2014 7:59:11 AM     (No. 9978533)

Why would you want the confines of a job when Uncle Sugar takes care of you so well with all the bennies available.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: suedotsue, 8/24/2014 8:21:05 AM     (No. 9978564)

Steve Moore is strictly Tom Donahue, US Chamber of Commerce material. The open borders crowd was thrilled when Heritage hired Moore earlier this year. Overall, the left said, make no mistake, Moore´s hiring means Heritage is veering sharply to the Establishment.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/24/2014 8:25:41 AM     (No. 9978571)

Liberals in charge of public education decided all students should go to college. At the same time, vocational programs were deemphasized and cut. This policy has pushed millions of marginal students into a college bound track. A typical outcome for these students is to attend college for two or three terms and then drop out with no job skills and no means to pay back their student loans. So, millions of disenfranchised youth are an unintended consequence of a failed, liberal social experiment in the public schools.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: swarfer, 8/24/2014 8:28:33 AM     (No. 9978575)

When it’s 100 degrees outside and you´re air conditioner quits, the HVAC man is the most important man in the world and you will pay $50/hr to get him to show up and fix it. I haven’t run into any liberal arts graduate I would pay for doing anything. Of course he has to sweat which is why skilled jobs go unfilled.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: freightdog, 8/24/2014 8:37:16 AM     (No. 9978590)

That these well paying, honorable jobs remain unfilled in an economy where something like 10 million adults are not working than were working prior to 2007/2008 is a concept that´s difficult to grasp.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/24/2014 8:51:22 AM     (No. 9978610)

The light sweet tight oil extracted from shale has made it to the ports of Texas. That is creating an immediate demand for US crews to man these US built and owned ships and barges to move the oil through the inland waterways to the the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the east coast. I am not a fan of the protection such as the Jones Act, but this is absolutely a golden opportunity for someone to break into bulk marine shipping. Entry level jobs with on the job training are readily available.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 8/24/2014 9:04:12 AM     (No. 9978627)

Read the comments at the end of the article.
The true story behind jobs going unfilled can be found there.

Employers do not have unfulfilled jobs; they have positions for someone who will work for minimum wage, work short hours, work without benefits, and/or is young enough to be ignorant of the ways companies lie to you.

Again, read the comments and apply their reasoning to your particular situation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Brian D. Paasch, 8/24/2014 9:24:26 AM     (No. 9978662)

I don´t believe this is true. I´ve been under-employed for years. I´ve applied to dozens of positions that I´m nearly or fully qualified to do and never get so much as a phone call. There is something very wrong with these stories or else there are important details not being included in the reporting which would clarify the matter. Based on my own personal situation, I am convinced that a straightforward reading of this narrative is not hitting the correct target.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Brian D. Paasch, 8/24/2014 9:42:23 AM     (No. 9978690)

This was weird, right after I did my post above, I went to LinkedIn to see what headlines looked interesting. This was top of the list:


Lots of good possibilities there. I especially like the heading: Thinking too much experience is a bad thing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TIme4AR2, 8/24/2014 9:51:55 AM     (No. 9978701)

Here is why: MONEY

When you figure the expenses of working, the taxes you pay for working,the inconveniences of working and irritation at what government policies do with your tax money, it simply is not worth it with the lousy pay for most jobs. Especially as the government InSists on picking up the slack, which is another reason not to work.

I have a skill. That skill pays less now than it did 30 YEARS ago, effectively, and almost literally. So, I sit on my skills and live on what I managed to save prior.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 8/24/2014 10:15:20 AM     (No. 9978733)

I retired from the manufacturing industry recently and can tell you that no one is hired in permanently on the production lines and hours are apportioned to maintain lowest cost. The popular staffing method these days is to contract with a go-between company which is the employer of record, supplying warm bodies on demand with few benefits and no obligation on the part of the manufacturer. If these temps can afford transportation to a site and perform up to minimum standards for 12 months or more with minimal excused absences, they will be rated up or down on eligibility for permanent employment. I don´t know if everyone of you is completely aware of the circumstances. I can´t blame the companies for their practices because this is the only way they can control costs and legal issues. Government regulation and unfunded mandates have destroyed the business environment. You can only pass on so much cost in the price of your product before it becomes overpriced.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Former lurker, 8/24/2014 10:18:40 AM     (No. 9978739)

The many jobs that can can´t be filled have one thing is couple of things in common. One is that don´t involve sitting a desk, the other is that they require a level of knowledge of how to use the opposable thumb to build or repair something. Not skills you learn majoring in gender studies, journalism or government. Oh, and you need to work a regular schedule.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rael, 8/24/2014 11:20:27 AM     (No. 9978832)


No, there is no shortage of skilled workers here, there is just a shortage of employers willing to pay them, when they get get H1B visa workers who are effectively slaves and have to take whatever you pay them, and stand for whatever abuse to give them!
H1B visa workers can not quit, can not change jobs, and they will take half to a third pay. They live 10 to 20 in an apartment to cut costs.

No, this article is CRAP.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: wtm, 8/24/2014 11:47:43 AM     (No. 9978870)

Another cost is ObamaCare, it is cheaper for a company to hire illegals than to have to pay for the health care on an American to do it!

That is why Companies want MORE illegals!

We need to cut Welfare, and DEMAND that all on it work (If able to do so)!

We have priced Americans "OUT OF WORK"!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/24/2014 12:03:05 PM     (No. 9978887)

There´s no shortage of workers...depending on the job. Read the recent CATO report on welfare and how it compares to work. There´s an incentive killer to start. In Maryland the single mom and three kids get $38,000 in "pre-tax" equivalent bennies, not including private charity and other giveaways. The average salary in MD is $40,000. That figure does not include the universal SSDI "crazy money" for each of the kids, or any of that stuff.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/24/2014 12:04:20 PM     (No. 9978891)

CORRECTION TO #20: Single mother and TWO kids...family of three.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/24/2014 12:12:21 PM     (No. 9978901)

The socialist intervene in everything, mess everything up, then marvel at their mess.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 8/24/2014 12:14:03 PM     (No. 9978903)

Many good points in all of the posts. I´m with #2. There is a lot of BS being shoveled by friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/24/2014 12:25:02 PM     (No. 9978924)

They should be training Americans to do most of those jobs and should not be bringing foreigners here to do them. Once they start injecting cheap foreign labor into the legal US job market, the special interests who are pushing for that will want more and more cheap foreign labor and American labor will be left in the dust with the welfare rolls continuously expanding.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/24/2014 12:51:19 PM     (No. 9978965)

What´s a Daily Signal, is that an approved source for lucianne.com?

This is just more political pap. There is no worker shortage, just cheap employers who won´t train. OK maybe they have to be cheap because they are competing with Chinese workers making a dollar a day, but that is STILL not a worker shortage, it´s a market failure.

This seems to be a Heritage Foundation site, and the author previously a shill over at WSJ.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/24/2014 12:54:50 PM     (No. 9978968)

#23...the US Chamber of Commerce is 100% left wing Anti-American "Obama hindlicking" Marxist. They are with the people who all HATE the Tea Party and are fighting them.

If American Businesses had intelligent leadership they would tell the Chamber to shove it.

One item most posters here missed, the large amount of people who cannot pass drug tests is also contributing to them not being hired. It should be the same to draw ANY benefit. Fail the drug test, lose your benefits. Might suddenly find a lot of people in Drug Rehab.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Judy W., 8/24/2014 2:21:19 PM     (No. 9979042)

Steve Moore might be a Big Immigration kind of guy but Heritage hasn´t changed its anti-amnesty, pro-secure borders position. I think Moore was hired for his economic credentials not his immigration policy. Heritage was the first group to figure out and publicize the enormous cost to the taxpayers of illegal immigration -- that was Robert Rector´s paper in 2007 which Rush Limbaugh talked about and was credited for stopping amnesty at that time. They still stand by that work.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/24/2014 5:15:39 PM     (No. 9979194)

It is vital that we give a very skeptical look to the propaganda from the Chamber of Commerce, etc. However, #26 brings up the equally relevant fact that many unemployed cannot pass the drug tests. We have new grad registered nurses who apply to my hospital - they FAIL the tests. I wish I could say it was a teeny percentage but no, it is not.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/25/2014 12:30:05 AM     (No. 9979539)

The answer lies in the first four sentences.
Education has failed Americans.

When some future employees leave tech school are told they can make more than an employer is willing to pay for someone without experience or as much as the employer earns.

Then there is the cost of hiring someone-health insurance for a small employer is outrageous, then liability, plus salary. Many have promising applications and say they have experience, so you hire them and they lied. The next day the probation officer shows up, then the child support papers, and maybe a garnishment. You get past that and rely upon the new employer who decides he needs a three day weekend or can´t get there on time. Some don´t even show up the second day.

Because it costs more to hire an older experience employee and they need insurance, some are bypassed for kids under 26 living at home.

Not everyone should go to college and somebody has to make the donuts, repair autos, and fix the AC and plumbing.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: swarfer, 8/25/2014 7:49:50 AM     (No. 9979709)

Trivial culture pursuit has become a substitute for reading, serious study, face-to-face communication, practice and physical action. Social stigma, lack of physical skills, need for immediate gratification, smart phone pretensions of technical ability, media addiction, and parental laziness have reduced the available pool of sharp, motivated young people entering the skilled trades. The young people who avoid the seduction of modern culture will reap the rewards with good paying skilled jobs while their i-phone social media expert liberal arts graduate friends become professional non-career student debt ridden burdens on their parents and society. Sometimes life is fair after all.

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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Piers Morgan Writes Hit
Piece On President Obama

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Daily Caller, by Betsy Rothstein    Original Article
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On Wednesday, the ex-CNN talk show host wrote his first story as editor-at-large for the Daily Mail. While the content is vicious, angry and sure to tickle conservative journalists and pols, the writing is colorful, even entertaining.“A slapdash Secret Service detail isn’t what’s wrong with the White House — the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans,” the headline blares. Piers predicts that now that President Obama went on “60 Minutes” and distanced himself from U.S. national intelligence agencies on the rapid spread of ISIS, he’s guaranteed himself leaks to the media for the remainder of his

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