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10,000 apply for 90 factory jobs

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 03:20 AM
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In the latest sign of weakness in Louisville-area employment, about 10,000 people applied over three days for 90 jobs building washing machines at General Electric for about $27,000 per year and hefty benefits.

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An other clear sign that the economy is not recovering but still going down.
So many desparate people applying for the same job is very grim.

This story is a little different than the Detroit story but at the base it is the same, no income for many many people.
No income no economy right.

An other sad mark of times ahead.




posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 03:38 AM
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As a currently unemployed person I hate seeing those stories. lol

The same thing happened about this time last year before I found seasonal work. Stories of job fairs for kids being crashed by hundreds of desperate job seekers.

Oi vey.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:03 AM
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Wow $27K per year? Who the hell can live on that? What a joke! I feel sorry for those people.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:08 AM
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Welcome to the club. 19 year old here, got through highschool, got a job, lost it the week before Christmas last year, still unemployed.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 04:18 AM
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The same or worse here in southern Nevada...City Center due to open in December posted numbers beyond belief. Worse yet, once they open all the construction jobs will end there. There will be little or no building (construction) after that for sometime to come. It is horrible for those tradesman and woman but at the same time it's a wake up to the OVER BUILDING they have done in this region. Water issues.....lack of diversification of the economy...greed.

My company saw the light last year....Stopped all construction on Echelon place on the strip. It is being maintained and secured in the old Stardust location, but they knew times have changed. I'd love to hear from our friends here if they think it's time for new tax's or if it's time to let the market work it way out of this? I think new increased tax's are wrong.....



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Wow $27K per year? Who the hell can live on that? What a joke! I feel sorry for those people.


Man you have no idea, in the UK that equates to £17k a year. The average wage in the UK is between £11k and £16k so most people here would be happy to work for that.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Wow $27K per year? Who the hell can live on that? What a joke! I feel sorry for those people.


Around here in KY people making $27k a year are seen as well off by many. Most people I know make about $800/mo. There are some places in KY where the majority of people living in a town would qualify for food stamps because wages are so low. And around here there are hundreds of people applying for just one opening at McDonalds, for example. There just aren't many, if any, jobs here.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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Thank you for your replies.
It is horrible to hear on how little people get paid for their heavy work.
Over here it is not much different only people get paid in euro's here.
But 10.000 people applying for 90 jobs is an increddible amount.

Hearing simular stories from different places in the US makes me think that the economy is realy in a state of melt down.

[edit on 12-10-2009 by jaamaan]



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:16 PM
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Around here servers in restaurants get something like $2.15/hour for the minimum wage and have to make up the difference in tips. I had thought if the tips didn't come out to your making the minimum wage that the restaurant had to make up the difference, but when I was interviewed at Apple Bees last year the manager said something like 'you get $2.15/hr plus tips. If your tips only bring you up to 4.35/hr that's what you'd make. Are you okay with that?' So that's what the restaurants are doing to the servers around here these days. I'd even take that though if they gave it to me.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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I have had only 15 people apply for a job we recently posted for door to door sales for a very large company. Target salary is 68k and about 80% of the work force makes more then that, top 4 make around 140-170k a year.

I think it really depends on the area and the type of jobs more then anything.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Thank Clinton, NAFTA and all your corporate A-holes who sent jobs across the border and overseas for the problem.

I told "Friends" about the problem 20 years ago and told them to buy only "American Made" --- They laughed at me and said I was stupid... that they would buy the cheapest no matter what.

"EX Friends" They "HAD" Factory Jobs -------------THEN



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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This isnt about clinton or nafta its about the economy being in the toilet because of Americans being in large amounts of debt and banks leveraging far beyond what they ever should have.

Even if all the stuff was American made it would just mean that same stuff not being purchased and your friends still losing their jobs.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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People said they couldn't live on minimum wages so they increased minimum wages by a whole dollar an hour this last time around. Hit those small mom and pop buisness hard and many have shut down or stopped hiring.

You don't create jobs by making it too expensive to be in business or go into business with higher taxes.

Big companies have cut their hiring too.

We've only had a small taste of socialism so far, just wait until we get more of it as promised by the Pelosi clan.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by SANTA CLAWS
Thank Clinton, NAFTA and all your corporate A-holes who sent jobs across the border and overseas for the problem.

I told "Friends" about the problem 20 years ago and told them to buy only "American Made" --- They laughed at me and said I was stupid... that they would buy the cheapest no matter what.

"EX Friends" They "HAD" Factory Jobs -------------THEN


Yeah I had an american car once it spent more time in the shop than my garage.

We didn't have socialist runing the country back then and that's why there were plenty of jobs.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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Wrong, globalization is a race to the bottom for middle class citizens and the US. What if every other country was like the United States? What if there was no cheap labor. Number one you wouldn't see these HUGE income disparities between the poor, middle class, and wealthy. Why? Because the restaurants, factories, etc. would HAVE to pay people a living wage. But they don't have to because there is cheap labor not only abroad but also flooding into the US. This is why unions are being dismantled and corrupted and are inefficient. They don't serve their purpose anymore. Labor = Capital = Labor. Laborers are Capitalists, any many human beings forget that. But our capital in the form of work is stolen from us in the form of taxes, low wages, corporate policy etc.

See economics is a MANMADE system. It's a game. It is NOT rooted in science or mathematics even though "they" want you to think so. There is a certain number or resources on this planet and a certain number of people PERIOD. Economics is simply a way to redistribute that wealth/resources among human beings. And who do you think is best and playing the economics game? The highly educated and the wealthy who have to power to manipulate and control everything.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 06:00 PM
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Minimum wage increases should be proportional. Do you see a mom and pop owner making millions of dollars? Of course not. They shouldn't be required to pay the same minimum wage as a corporation nor should they pay the same percentage of taxes. But when you have a multi million or multi billion dollar company with a CEO making millions the janitor should be expected to make a living wage. As usual government intervention is misplaced and misguided. The only thing government is good at is throwing out the baby with the bath water.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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I was gonna write a long reply to this thread. But I gotta go to walmart and buy some junk, but dont worry its way cheaper so im saving money cause saving money is key right now.

Thank god china has good cheap factory laborers.



posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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I'm CFO of a small manufacturing company in the southwest. Last year like a lot of companies we were down to 4 day work week for management with a requisite pay cut. Our fab, which was a 24/7 operation, was down to 40 hrs a week with lay offs. Happy to say we stuck it out and are back to normal operations. I needed to hire a payroll manager and an ap clerk. The payroll gig pays $62,000 yr with benefits, ap clerk pays $14.75 hr with benefits. I figured the clerk job would be a good entry level position. Let some young person get some experience. Payroll needed to be someone with experience. I was surprised at how many older folks applied for the clerk job. It must be very hard for young grads to compete.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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Depends on the size of the town. That's not that uncommon, especially in a factory town. When I lived in northern PA, there was one sizable factory. When they had even 5 spots open up, or 2, or even 1, dozens of people would show up. It had solid benefits, and for the region, the pay rate was just fine.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Wow $27K per year? Who the hell can live on that? What a joke! I feel sorry for those people.

Here in Louisville that's a very good income. The cost of living is pretty good here, so that money goes a lot further for us. If you were living in a state such as California, New York, or Florida where the cost of living is higher, that might not seem like much money. I could live quite well on that.



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