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Friday, June 08, 2018

Fewer illegals, more jobs

"The U.S. had more job openings this spring than unemployed Americans," the Wall Street Journal reported.

President Trump's tariffs, rollback of regulations, and tax cuts deserve some of the credit but don't overlook the impact if getting tough on illegal aliens. Increasingly, employers now must hire Americans to work in America.

"For the first time since such record-keeping began in 2000, the number of available positions exceeded the number of job seekers, the Labor Department said Tuesday, a shift that is rippling across the economy and affecting the behavior of employers and workers."

Employers are going to have to adjust, either by raising pay, automating more jobs, or by training unskilled workers.

The unemployment rate is 3.8%. Only once since 1969 -- in April 2000 -- has the monthly unemployment rate been as low.

The unemployment rate could be lower if employers filled all the job openings they have. In fact, they would have to lure 400,000 people out of retirement to fill those jobs.

"U.S. job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 million at the end of April, a record high, and more than the 6.3 million Americans who were unemployed during the month. Openings had exceeded the available labor pool beginning in March, according to revised figures released Tuesday," the Journal reported.

Roy Mauer of the Society of Human Resource Management wrote, "The largest number of job openings are in business services (1.2 million), which includes accountants, software developers and clerical workers. Health care jobs followed closely behind with over 1 million unfilled jobs. Jobs abound in some of the lowest-paying fields as well — there were 844,000 accommodation and food service jobs open in April and 735,000 unfilled retail positions."

He suggested job recruiters consider different talent pools.

"Recruiting at full employment also could mean a greater focus on tapping new sources of talent, such as military veterans, older candidates and the disabled, as well as partnering with community organizations to offer job seekers with criminal histories a second chance," Mauer wrote.

He also suggested employers pay people more.

What is not being said publicly is President Trump's enforcement of immigration laws is creating more job opportunities for Americans than ever before.

The jobs were there all along but employers refused to be American and hire American. That employers hired illegal aliens ahead of military veterans is despicable.

That the U.S, Chamber of Commerce supports open borders tells me all I need to know about those exploiters of illegal aliens.

But capitalism is back, baby. Let the employers bid for the best employees instead of people taking whatever they can get.

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32 comments:

  1. This is why Paul Ryan is oushing amnesty. All of a sudden, employers find they have to offer people more, something they haven't had to do in literally decades. They are telling Pauly Walnuts that this has to stop or they'll cut off the GOP's water in the fall. I say -- let 'em.

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    1. Slimeball Ryan looked for any crack to try and slither through. Hope the opening closes quickly, crushing him and his dreams along with it.

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  2. No wonder the Leftist media is obsessing about Stormy Daniels. They don't want to report the great economic news.

    Bucky

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    1. Is there a shortage of prostitutes, too?

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    2. The Leftist media and Crazy Uncle Rudy Giuliani are obsessed with Stormy.

      Doesn't bother me that Trump was screwing Daniels. At least she is an American citizen unlike his AWOL wife.

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    3. Interesting formulation, there. So a private citizen, in your view, requires "leave" (the L of AWOL) in order to do something that a normal human being with any bit of empathy would describe as "taking time off to convalesce after major surgery."

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    4. Alex - there is no empathy for anyone on this blog. The non-English speaking first lady is no exception.

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    5. Ah, but there is empathy, and even respect, on this blog for legal immigrants who can speak five languages (including English). But we have no empathy for libtard moles who come on boards like this, pretending to be one of us, and leaving jackass posts for the media to exploit later to call us all racists. It won't work, comrade.

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    6. "Comrade" well said for all the Russian loving Putinic Surbots here.

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    7. You just hate Russia because it isn't commie any more, comrade.

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  3. Add Anthony Bourdain to your list.

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    1. Actually, he was not deplorable.
      https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/04/not-deplorable.html

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    2. Read Bourdain's tweets. He deserves it.

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    3. If I recall correctly bourdain said if President Trump ate at one of his restaurants he would take the opportunity to poison the President. That sounds deplorable to me and qualifies him for the list.

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  4. Is this the reason why Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen explained why the US has - in recent days - increased the number of HB-2 visas issued by 15,000?

    "There are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform temporary non-agriculture labor to satisfy the needs of American businesses in FY18. The limitations on H-2B visas were originally meant to protect American workers, but when we enter a situation where the program unintentionally harms American businesses it needs to be reformed,” Nielsen said.

    Open up those borders, especially in Florida where just recently, 144 seasonal jobs were filled at three Trump properties. Only one went to an American citizen.

    MAGA.

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    1. And never a reference link.

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    2. Google news search will reveal source. this blog doesn't embed links, remember?

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    3. Hate to tell you, hot shot, but Congress slipped that in and DHS approved it only as a one-off.

      Quit using vox as a news source.

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    4. Thanks Eddie .... nice tough-guy response but Congress did not 'slip' anything in anywhere. This is second straight year the administration has authorized Department of HS (the agency that is led by a Trump appointee) to allow the additional workers.

      If Vox is lying, prove it.

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    5. 3% of those job openings might be filled with foreign temporaries. So what.

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  5. If someone contacted me directly and made a pitch, I might listen. But right now, I’m extremely happy being retired.

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    1. As I said on Twitter yesterday: "I'm 64 and retired. I'm one of the 107 million non-working. Nothing short of a repeal of the 13th Amendment will get me back to work, and even then I will be the slowest picker of cotton you ever saw."

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    2. Oh, and WAY off topic, but congrats to the Caps for their first Stanley Cup!

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    3. Classic, Big D! I feel ya. At this point in my life I couldn’t do any kind of work that involved physical labor or long periods of standing. This 60 year old back, she ain’t what she used to be.

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    4. Don’t you be telling us you’re not working, Don.

      It’s just that you’ve decided not to accept remuneration for the duty you’ve signed up for.

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  6. Back before I joined the university the only "investing" in our practice my group did after Obama was elected was in hiring people to help us deal with the constantly changing regulatory environment and finding ways to sell out portions of the practice to make a little money.

    Attrition, and wheel-spinning. Forced by a government run by a man we were sure hated our very souls.

    This was the business environment a couple of years ago.

    Without Trump being elected we were going to get more of the same, with a smiley face put on it, by any other of the Republican candidates.

    Nice to have room to breathe, isn't it?

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    1. “Nice to have room to breathe, isn't it?”

      Reminds me of a phrase my Grandad, a Cornish miner, used to use.

      Namely: “A breath of life in airless places”.

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  7. Great close Don!
    But capitalism is back, baby. Let the employers bid for the best employees

    More job openings is the right way to raise wages.

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  8. What is not being said publicly is President Trump's enforcement of immigration laws is creating more job opportunities for Americans than ever before.

    Well, there was that time in '62 when Operation Wetback concluded.

    All illegals gone. Bi-partisan, too, Ike and Jack Kennedy.

    Jack had to die to make it safe for Teddy's immigration scheme.

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  9. I see that voluntary use of E-Verify is rising nicely. Perhaps some of these workplace raids are starting to wise up employers. - Elric

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  10. Employers need to be held responsible.
    My dad sold real estate in the '70s in Texas. It wasn't unusual for a builder/developer to hire a crew of illegals, put them up (room and board) in a barrack environment, and provide a stipend to send home. All outside of the tax system.

    The employers of the illegals need to start serving some hard time.

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