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Employers :Finding workers #7291883
06/22/21 08:38 PM
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For those employers on here I'm just curious, how has it been finding workers the last year or so ? Seems about every business owner I've talked to lately has been pulling their hair out trying to find worker's


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291893
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Its the same here. Especially jobs that are physically demanding. Concrete and asphalt for example.


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291898
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Nice thread, wolfdog. Maybe we can help some one find the job they have dreamed of having.


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291907
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CoonMan's looking for work...


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291912
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Every business in town is looking for workers but the government keeps giving away money so the unemployed don't have to work.


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291921
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Pay 25+ an hour and it's not been a big issue so far.

Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: SundanceMtnMan] #7291924
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Originally Posted by SundanceMtnMan
Every business in town is looking for workers but the government keeps giving away money so the unemployed don't have to work.



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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291928
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ya can't fall down in the town close to me without hitting a help wanted sign


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Donnersurvivor] #7291930
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
Pay 25+ an hour and it's not been a big issue so far.

you must have a cushy job for 25+ pushing buttons or something. almost no employer around here can get workers at any price. Even our farmers are paying hiring bonuses and 18-20. too much couch money still lying around.

Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291934
06/22/21 09:34 PM
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Tomorrow I start my 56th year of having a job. For the past 55 years I've been hearing that no employees are available (in my field as a land surveyor). Funny thing is, if an employer offers the correct amount of compensation the vacant jobs will fill quick. The US government has lowered the value of the dollar. Pay what it takes and they will fill the jobs.

Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291937
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In general those who wanna work are working and for the most part have a good work ethic


The DB's sitting on the couch , eating chips , aren't even worth considering

I could easily secure enough work to employ 20 - 30 guys but finding workers is nearly impossible

I run 8-10 solid guys currently


The government meets most people's needs and any effort by these DB's is half a z , temporary , and just for some spending money


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291938
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I am a Production Manager and we have 95 job openings right now. Welders , Machineist , Warehouse , Assemblers. Cannot not even get people to keep their interview appointment. This is even when Iowa Governor
Cut off the $300.00 COVID pay last week. People do not want to work. COVID has changed the mind set of people that the government will give them money to stay home and let all the people work and pay taxes so they donít have to work. As my grandfather said once. To many people riding in the wagon and not enough people pulling the wagon ! Marty

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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291940
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We start at 25 for drivers, home every night, $6000 sign on bonus, $1000 retention bonus yearly, paid vacation and sick leave and full benefits at 30 days. Still struggle to get enough applicants to keep the wheels rolling.

Start at 16 for warehouse $1000 sign on bonus, $500 yearly retention bonus and same vacation, sick leave and benefits as drivers and still have more temps than our employees.

I've heard the arguments that pay enough and lazy people will came to work. I totally disagree a lazy person who is paid very little for doing nothing will continue doing nothing as long as they can because they are lazy. A good worker will strive for more in the future and have a backup plan to make improvements in their lives. Unfortunately the government sees the workers as cows to be milked till they are dry and the lazy people as the victims of an unknown or unnamed victomizer. But as long as the lazy stay poor and stay convinced its not their fault they are poor the government can continue to steal from the middle and give to the rich who run the programs for the poor. Who believe the government is their only option at survival confused

Sorry went a bit off the rails there. I don't blame any one party but the whole mess. We are near the end of this once great republic I am afraid.

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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291949
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Too many lazy lumps.
Even on here you see guys post about not trapping because they cant get big money for fur.Better to lay around the shack til the mail train comes back.

Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291952
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Been like this for years in my line of work. I don't know what's worse, the lack of skilled tradesmen or new college grads with no work ethic.

Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291955
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I wouldnít have minded being one of those lazy lumps, lol. Other than actually getting Covid and the 14 day mandatory paid time off, I havenít missed a day since this mess started.
I have noticed is that our retention rate on new hires is a lot higher than it was prior to Covid, lol. Most of the time new hires are younger and donít realize what opportunities they have and generally find something to get fired over or just quit. These new guys are toeing the line.

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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291959
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Some of the lack of workers are the lack of people in general to do the job.Over the years service jobs and hard labor have changed from white workers to immigrants illegal or not. Look back to the 1800's building railroad, mining and other labor intensive jobs. Our country did not have enough people so we imported Chinese and lots of immigrants from other countries. Covid visas have been restricted. Not sure how that is now. The baby boomer generation is retiring taking that age group out of the work force. Older retired workers would not work due to the fear of dying from covid and lots of them were in the service industry. Our families are smaller now that any time in previous history. Not as many people entering the work force. There are many reasons for the lack of workers including some I am sure that are living off the government.

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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Trap Setter] #7291979
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Originally Posted by Trap Setter
We start at 25 for drivers, home every night, $6000 sign on bonus, $1000 retention bonus yearly, paid vacation and sick leave and full benefits at 30 days. Still struggle to get enough applicants to keep the wheels rolling.

Start at 16 for warehouse $1000 sign on bonus, $500 yearly retention bonus and same vacation, sick leave and benefits as drivers and still have more temps than our employees.

I've heard the arguments that pay enough and lazy people will came to work. I totally disagree a lazy person who is paid very little for doing nothing will continue doing nothing as long as they can because they are lazy. A good worker will strive for more in the future and have a backup plan to make improvements in their lives. Unfortunately the government sees the workers as cows to be milked till they are dry and the lazy people as the victims of an unknown or unnamed victomizer. But as long as the lazy stay poor and stay convinced its not their fault they are poor the government can continue to steal from the middle and give to the rich who run the programs for the poor. Who believe the government is their only option at survival confused

Sorry went a bit off the rails there. I don't blame any one party but the whole mess. We are near the end of this once great republic I am afraid.

Yes. I am starting to see better success seeking the employed versus wasting time with the unemployed. A worker will be without work not long. Even in bad times. Fact!

I have historical data. Me!

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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7291986
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Good jobs to be had around Billings Mt. , Sysco food services is offering $10,000.00 sign on bonus.
Class A CDL and clean driving record.

Same thing in Medical field some pretty sweet sign bonuses and relocation allowance.


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Re: Employers :Finding workers [Re: Wolfdog91] #7292019
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These are the same companies that require drug test to see if you smoked a joint last month rendering the person unemployable. That's too bad.

No worries. We are track for 2 million illegals' to cross the border this year to replace you all.

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