It's Not the Economy, Stupid! It's Your Skills, Stupid!

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    So, it really isn't the economy, stupid! It's your skills stupid. It seems as though the economy is creating jobs but people either don't know about them or are unskilled and can't fit their experience to jobs. Various programs are being established by entrepreneurs and others to train/re-train employees! :eusa_clap:


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    The majority of the unemployed are unskilled and that is because of 8.7 million illegal aliens in the work force. Study say unskilled workere will not be needed in the future. BS. There will always be a need for unskilled workers. As employment rise for skilled worker, it will also rise for unskilled. Because the skilled will need someone to clean up their messes. You don't have to train someone to clean a toilet and sweep a floor and pick up garbage, wash dishes.
     
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    Skills are just a small part of it.

    Your delusions are fascinating though...........
     
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    after shaking my head, all i can say is wow. not only cant libs and dems go long without insulting anyone, then they go out and prove how uninformed they are.
     
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    Blaming the unemployed. Typical Democrat move.

    No, the economy is not creating enough jobs to accomodate new entrants into the market, much less make a dent in the numbers unemployed.
    But that's OK because extended UE insurance encourages people to sit around for up to 2 years.
     
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    Of course it's the economy. If the high unemployment were just the result of a skills gap, then how do you explain the much better employment figures before the financial crisis led capital starved businesses to shut their doors or lay off employees?

    As the economy changes, there is always a lag time as businesses and individuals try to adapt; businesses that are too slow to adapt fail and individuals who are too slow to adapt are unemployed, so there is always necessarily a pool of unemployed and a list of jobs that goes unfilled.

    The fact that employers, for the most part, are unwilling to spend money to train new employees indicates that they think the economic future is too uncertain to warrant the investment or that the shortages of qualified employees are so spread out that employers find it makes better economic sense to wait until prospective employees acquire the necessary training on their own rather than spring for it.

    In either case, Obama's deficit funded feel good proposals for subsidies to employers and additional aid to students is likely to have negligible effect on employment since there are already loads of training programs for in demand jobs available at both public and private schools, schools need students so they adapt to demand without Obama telling them they need to and there are already sufficient financial aid programs so that almost anyone who wants additional training can pay for it.

    Anyone who watches TV or reads the news already knows there are unfilled jobs in healthcare, IT, etc. and public and private schools are aggressively advertising for students to train for these jobs and advising them of financial aid available, so it is disingenuous of Clinton, Obama, et. al. to suggest that deficit funded feel good programs of subsidies to employers or additional financial aid would have any effect on unemployment.
     

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