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Record high U.S. job openings point to skills shortage

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Americans need to get off their duffs, quit whining about immigrants and go to school, learn skills and trades. The jobs are there.

     
  2. Revmitchell

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    No one is whining about immigrants. That term implies those who have entered the US legally. There is legitimate concern expressed about illegal and criminal immigrants.

    However, we have to be at least curious as to why there is no incentive to be skilled in the areas providing jobs.
     
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    I believe it goes to the denigration of blue collar careers. The reasons for this are many and varied:

    • After WW2, blue collar parents wanted their children to have better careers than they had. So, they didn't want to have their children taking shop classes. They wanted them to prepare for college.
    • The draft created a large pool of trained blue collar workers for at least two generations. Not every draftee was a trigger puller.
    • It's taken a decade or so for folks to figure out which blue collar jobs are easily sent overseas and which ones are difficult if not impossible to do so.
     
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