Originally posted by Evil_Santa
reply to post by sonnny1
Here's the problem.
America turned into a white-colar, and service, country. Do you really expect the 40yr old who was laid off at 60k a year, and is making 40k/yr on unemployment to really change careers to a 20k/yr shovel-ready job?
If it's a choice between losing the unemployment benefits that actually pay the bills, or taking on a new trade that pays half the bills, which do you think that person will choose?
A job,is a Job. Period. May not be the best,but as long as there are Jobs to be had,people who are unemployed SHOULD take what they could find. Swallowing Pride shouldn't be hard,when your about to lose your home,or lose your unemployment benefits..... The age thing? There's a whole bunch of youth that NEED Jobs also. Don't know the exact numbers,but here's another scratch your head moment.........
About 17 percent of America's young people are "opportunity youth" -- or people ages 16-24 who aren't attached to the labor force -- according to a report prepared by researchers for the Corporation for National and Community Service and the White House Council for Community Solutions (h/t Think Progress). Each one of these 6.7 million young people is costing taxpayers $13,900 per year and it doesn't stop there. After 25 years old, they'll cost taxpayers $170,740 over their lifetime, the report found.
Unemployed, Out-Of-School Youth Costing American Taxpayers Nearly $14,000 Per Year, Report Finds
edit on 12-4-2012 by sonnny1 because: (no reason given)