Our "economic recovery" here in the United States is a gigantic joke....one perpetrated on the citizens, who grow more frustrated by the day. The
mainstream media continually tells us that we are in a recovery and the job numbers support this. But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the
jobs and unemployment numbers from the government are a lie.
The quarterly jobs report, which they release every three months, typically claims that a certain number of jobs in certain sectors were added. Ever
think where they get these numbers from? From actual people that were hired, or from the advertising
of these jobs?
They get their numbers from the advertising of the jobs, NOT from the actual hiring. Consider the following:
An odd puzzle is taking shape in the labor market: Over the past three years, the number of job openings has risen almost 50 percent, but
actual hiring has gone up by less than 5 percent. Companies are advertising a lot more jobs, in other words, but not filling them.
Therefore, when they come out crowing about a glowing jobs report, claiming all these jobs were added, it doesn't mean squat to real people and the
real economy if they're not going to actually fill these jobs!! So many people are taking the time to apply online for positions (which, if you've
done it, you know it takes forever to do correctly), only to find out that the job applied for isn't actually open or available at that time.
Here's their excuse: It's called "recruiting intensity". Recruiting and attracting a bunch of people they have NO intention of hiring. They claim
they're simply creating a "talent pool" to be chosen from at a later date....say, 6 months or longer. HOW IS THIS FAIR?? Should they not simply
state that they are collecting resumes to choose from in the future, if there actually is an opening??
Is it not false advertising (not to
mention creating a great deal of false hope and frustration) to say that there is an opening they are hiring for?
Here's a little anecdotal ditty from a site called Snagajob.com:
“Don’t give up job seekers, apply for everything. I got the job I wanted, 3 months after I applied. My employer says they advertise for
jobs, even when they don’t need someone, then SAVE the resumes until they are ready to hire. Before that, I got a call back on a job I had applied
for 6 months earlier. (I just wasn’t ready to commit at the time they called back.)
Now, I don't know about y'all, but I find it dishonest and downright mean to advertise for a job they don't even have available. Most people need a
job NOW when they're looking....they don't need to wait 6 months to a year until that particular employer gets around to maybe needing somebody. I
think it's actually a very cruel process, and leads many people to feel hopeless and angry. Not to mention a rather stupid waste of time for the HR
departments in these companies, who are collecting resumes and applications from people who may or may not be available many months later.
Here is where I feel there is a government conspiracy: It is my personal feeling that many companies are encouraged by the government to do this,
because it makes the jobs numbers look high, and perhaps these companies even get a little reward in the form of tax subsidies for what basically
amounts to false advertising. To have a 50% increase on jobs being advertised, but only 5% are actually filled, tells me that these companies are
playing a game to make it look like we're on the road to recovery, and happy days are here again.
As we all know, money talks and BS walks. As far as I can tell, there is a deafening silence in our economy among the unemployed, and an awful lot of
BS walking around in the help wanted sites.
edit on 9-10-2013 by FissionSurplus because: (no reason given)