Jobs waiting for workers!!!

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    Skills gap hobbles US employers

    Skills gap hobbles US employers - FT.com

    This is where on of Gingrich’s ideas has a great deal of merit.

    “It is fundamentally wrong to give people money for 99 weeks for doing nothing. That's why we undertook and passed welfare reform when I was Speaker.

    It is also why I will introduce a training requirement for extended federal unemployment benefits. We can better help these Americans by requiring them to participate in real training programs in private companies, in exchange for temporary unemployment aid.

    Our goal is to convert the time and money now lost to a maintenance unemployment program into a human capital investment program that increases the competitiveness of the American worker in the world market in a time of dramatic scientific and technological change.”


    This makes sense. How many people have been out of work for years, just waiting for that perfect job? Skilled workers are needed now! The salaries are great and we don’t have the workers! Retrain, or better yet, train!
     
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    Sounds like a good plan to me. The longer most people are getting paid not to work, the more they like it, and the more likely they are to just become complacent and drop out of the work force altogether.
     
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    It is one thing to require training but who is going to pay for it? People with no jobs? Will there be a guarantee of employment at the end of it? Has anyone asked Big G. these questions?
     
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    We're already paying for it via taxation.
     
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    Are you ready for the next question Conservatives?

    Who foots the bill for the training?
     
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    My son worked at a factory that paid for him to go to school to become an electrician. All he had was a high school diploma, and they helped him to get a job that's wanted by many companies. He decided to look for work someplace else because he was getting nowhere with the place he worked. Nobody had gotten a raise in 3 years, and he had all this training now as an electrician, but not paid for it. He put his resume out there and has gotten calls from several very good companies. He has a new job now making what he should be with his skills.
    Some people know understand that many companies will help them go to school and help them move up on that ladder....but they have to pursue it, not just sit on their butts waiting for handouts.
     
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    I am not necessarily against this but it would be nice if he has some details on his ideas. Is he just going to require people with no money to pay for training for jobs that may not be there? How does that help anyone?
     
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    There's always Pell grants. Guaranteed??? What guarantee do they have now except that they get unemployment?
     
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    Already answered that. Anyone on unemployment would probably be classified as needing assistance.
     
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    My daughter had no job when she applied for cosmetology school. She got a grant from the state, and she was able to get a FAFSA loan for living expenses since she had to rent an apartment. There's never a guarantee of employment. You still have to sell yourself and prove yourself.
     

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