In yesterday's business section of the Austin American Statesman in Austin, TX it was reported that a new Wal Mart in Austin had 5000 applicants applying for 427 jobs. The paper also reported that the average hourly rate in the Austin area Wal Marts was ?10.69.
You will see more and more of this as the "boomers start exiting the work force. The number of people who are of the working age in the US are going to start declining very soon, placing upward pressure on wages. Moving operations overseas will counteract this."
so i see, people right now between the ages 45-60 should just sit there and let their jobs go to china just to avoid some phantom (you would have to be pretty gullable to believe this story) labor shortage
the man who is 50, worked at chevy his whole life, making a good living, set for retirement, should give his job to a chinamen or a immigrant for this backwards reasoning and go work for povertymart
i will tell you what, lets end free trade and if a labor shortage hits we will deal with it then
and then to make it worse greenspan and bush total screwed folks relying on interest payments to live by lowering the interest rate to nothing in hopes of spurring on a dead economy, at a time when the economy needs jobs, bush offers money, when the country need moral, bush offers corruption
unskilled wages have already to declined to poverty levels
so, all americans should go to college so we can manange plants from abroad, we will be the mgmt, the folks in china will be labor, it aint gonna work that way, we are all gonna be standing here holding our peckers while the smart people in india and china run the plants in their countries and they will cut us out
More strikes = more incentives to move jobs overseas. That's what CEOs are thinking when it comes to increasing sales and at the same time cutting costs.
Maybe striking isn't such a good idea in some cases.
You will see more and more of this as the boomers start exiting the work force. The number of people who are of the working age in the US are going to start declining very soon, placing upward pressure on wages. Moving operations overseas will counteract this. Unskilled wages will decline in real terms.
"Good point. Thousands of workers want WMT jobs at each new store that opens, about one new store a day."
that is because the job market sucks, their jobs are in china and mexico
it isnt called glee it is call deparation
yep been there, I love the coupon policy for grocerys, just buy the grocerys and give them the coupons, they don't check to see if you have the right amount to make the coupon active, and as far as the return policy, JUST LOVE IT, the spanish speaking senior woman looks at the return register slip and gives you the money back, no questions asked, I really liked the snow blower from last winter, just bought a roto tiller, I figure aroun June 10 I will wash if off and take it back, yes they do have stinky people working for them and boy with their pants down to their knees,,where the hect do you shop, TARGET ?
It is pretty obvious that either you lie or you have never been to a Wal-Mart. Their employees are generally polite and helpful, compared to the surly, I-don't-care attitudes of their union represented counterparts.