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‘Work Is Good’

Jamestown Rotary Club Holds Employability Summit At JCC

February 22, 2013

During a recession, finding a job can be a hassle for many, especially those lacking a college education....

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Feb-22-13 9:50 AM

The "skills gap" is a myth. If these employers were willing to offer a competitive, living wage for these positions, with an expectation that some degree of job training would be required, they would find lines of suitable applicants out the door. But more often than not, they just want to hire perfectly experienced, high-skill people at cut-rate wages, and since those people already have higher paying jobs elsewhere, it's no small wonder that employers are dissatisfied with the applicants they do see.

Employers need to have more realistic expectations about how far a dollar in salary will really go.

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Feb-22-13 8:38 PM

There is an issue with attendance. I am shocked at people who are not sick, and readily admit it, and yet will call in as much as they can get away with. They get a good wage, liberal vacation and a clean environment to work in yet they will dump on their fellow workers and not show up. There are also those that do nothing and steal credit for others ideas and work. This goes all the way up the managerial ranks by the way. Frogman713 is right about the places that pay low wages and do not give raises or incentives to improve.

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