Friday, May 26, 2017

Minimum Wage Jobs

Before the migrant invasion and the offshoring of manufacturing, minimum wage jobs were the jobs that were performed by teenagers.

Now these jobs are filled by young adults who used to advance to higher paying jobs after they graduated. They want higher paying jobs, but our post-2008 economy has failed to produce them.  Even minimum wage jobs are contracting as internet sales increase and retail outlet sales decrease.

The Trump plan underway is designed to restore jobs in manufacturing, oil and gas, mining minerals and coal, harvesting trees, building pipelines, expanding highways, refurbishing rail and airports and many other jobs. 

The underemployed adults who have been working these minimum wage jobs need to figure out what jobs they would like and keep alert to opportunities for these jobs as they begin to occur.

Those who want manufacturing jobs need to keep an eye on the courses being filled at community colleges to see what manufacturing jobs are opening up. These colleges are usually contacted by manufacturers like they did when they needed electronics assemblers and the community colleges opened 1 year courses employers required.

Many jobs are filled by referral of friends by current employees.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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