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Why there are less and less jobs in the USA?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:37 AM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Mexico
    My husband works for a company that builds freight liners. They just laid off around 100 more guys and opened a plant in Mexico.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:43 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Most of the factories have moved out of the country to avoid paying high taxes and benefits to employees. They have gone overseas because operating costs and labor are so much cheaper. Try finding anything that is made in the USA--it's almost impossible.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:35 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Not only are jobs being outsourced, a lot of companies are hiring H1B workers to fill the jobs that are here.

    JJB, I don't disagree that there are jobs out there. But I'm also seeing employers passing over very qualified (OVER qualified) candidates because they are afraid that candidate will simply leave the moment something better comes along.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics says older workers spend longer searching for work, and I think that fear is one of the reasons for it.

    If you apply for the job and say you WILL take the lower salary but the employer STILL won't hire you, is that your fault?

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:52 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • A lot has to do with cheap labor. It's also, at times, political. Companies, are at times, encouraged to open plants, etc. over-seas. The idea being to help less developed countries build their technology, industry, etc. in order to enable them to compete, trade, etc equally in the global mkt place. It's a win win for the companies because they get cheaper labor, less regulation, and even tax breaks on profts made over-seas and they still sell their products at the same (or higher) prices as they did before.

    Answer by meriana at 9:08 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • true, jewjew..there are jobs posted everyday for 'non-skilled', 'will train', 'friendly, people-person', etc...none of these require experience or a degree, just a willingness to WORK at the position needed.

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:04 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • A) they are being outsourced to other countries where people don't want to be paid as much as Americans demand
    B) The companies who employ Americans have had to downsize, meaning they cut out jobs they used to have.

    Answer by at 8:39 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • IMO the people who say that just aren't looking in the right places. Yes, in some places there are thousands fighting for 1-2 positions, but in other places, there are scads of job openings. Where I live, for instance, there are probably 100 jobs open throughout the county. I have a friend who lives a couple states away, and she said most places have "help wanted" signs out too. So really, whoever's saying there's not jobs just isn't looking in the right places - partially because they don't want to move, IMO.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:01 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • $-People in third world countries will work for less money and without H and W benefits.

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:50 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Also, the COs that remain in the US, employing US workers must reduce labor costs, in order to remain competitive with the COs that flee. The fleecing of the worker in the name of profit...must keep the shareholder happy. FYI, my Co. has open positions too, but that does not mean that they are actively hiring-


    Answer by Sisteract at 9:56 AM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • More and more jobs are being sent overseas, because it's cheaper then hiring a local employee.
    The economy is nothing more then money being moved around to create profit. If you don't have money circulating from business to business you're not creating a profit. If a bakery buys their flour from Joe's Flour Co. Then Joe's Flour has to buy their grain from Phils Grain Co. Then Phil has to buy his equipment from Ted's Equipment Co. If Joe isn't baking as much bread each month, then he buys less flour from Joe, who buys less grain from Phil, who doesn't buy anymore equiptment from Ted. Or even worse Ted has to sell equipment in order to stay above water. Without money being moved around from business to buisness, consumer to consumer there isn't enough profit being made. Which forces businesses to close shop or move to a healthier economy. All this country needs to do is start moving more money from hand to hand. That's all.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:00 AM on Mar. 25, 2011