I understand the OP and acknowledge that monetary control is one of the reasons - one of the causes of all this.
That said, I also acknowledge that people are STILL employing, there are plenty of jobs available. Just go to
or other engine like Indeed
you will see that there are a *lot* of jobs around. No need to blame illegals either, because these are not the kind of jobs that undocumented workers
could just apply to.
Being in the HR field - and working as a computer programmer, it is my understanding that, in a lot of cases, there is a shortage of qualified people.
Sometimes, a company will post a certain job position for several months, unable to find a good candidate. Some offer referral bonuses - one recruiter
offered me a thousand dollars just to refer them to a good candidate (that would be hired).
So, I don't know about other fields, but this is the impression that I get... that companies are asking more and more in terms of quality from their
employees (which is not a bad thing) and prospective employees are having less and less to offer, often failing short in hiring processes. Anyone who
works for any company that has a demand for highly skilled professionals will attest to that, that it is *NOT EASY* to find good people - and that's
why there are companies whose sole work is to find good people to fill in those positions.
So, yeah, if you are an American and you claim that the illegal immigrants are taking all the jobs - whose fault is it ? If some mexican is as
qualified as you to do some work and he charges less than you... whose fault is it ? Perhaps it is time to leave the backbreaking jobs to the mexicans
and go study something else to get a better job ?
Today we have the biggest library in the history of human kind right here in our fingertips, with pretty much all the knowledge anyone would ever need
to perform pretty much any task, so there is really no excuse for not being able to better yourself and your skills, not only in your professional
area, but pretty much any other one.
All I know in my area (computer programming) I learned from reading internet material, as well as books, and I still do to this day. I usually read
two to three books every month on various subjects related to computer programming (as well as an untold number of online tutorials and papers and
articles) and I must say I've never had any problems finding jobs.
It's just a crazy field where you absolutely must be up-to-date with a lot of things that change very quickly in an exponential fashion... and I love
it. I'm yet to see a good programmer stay jobless for more than a month (unless he wants to, or is very picky).
Anyways, this is not directly intended to the OP, just a general advice to everyone. You are always your best investment and in this world you are
worth as much as what you know and can do.
Next time you claim there are no jobs, or it is hard to get a job, remember that there are literally millions of job posts available on the internet
alone... and that maybe, just maybe, it's a problem with you, not with the world or the hiring companies... which is great, because it means it is in
your power to change it.