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Yuuup

Ferrum, VA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
Retailers are being ridiculouly picky. I know of several really good people who are looking for more work and they've applied and not been called in for an interview even. And they have clean backgrounds and work performance. I'm just curious why it's so hard to find workers when so many remain unemployed. Perhaps expectations are to high.
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Nov 20, 2012
Hey maybe all those first-class citizens that live in The Crossing and the Downtown Mall can be groomed and put to work at last, hallejuah!... NOT!
belmont blu

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 20, 2012
Workforce Development said they had screened 3500 people. What about the recent job fairs? sounds fishy.

BTW, over 60% of the residents at The Crossings have wage jobs and others are looking.

As my friend Red would say: " Justice, you Dumbass"
taxpayer

Stanardsville, VA

#4 Nov 21, 2012
Working would take away from free rent, free electricity, and free food.
Justice

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Nov 21, 2012
belmont blu wrote:
Workforce Development said they had screened 3500 people. What about the recent job fairs? sounds fishy.
BTW, over 60% of the residents at The Crossings have wage jobs and others are looking.
As my friend Red would say: " Justice, you **** "
Where's this stat coming from?
Your bum does not count!
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Nov 21, 2012
Yuuup wrote:
Retailers are being ridiculouly picky. I know of several really good people who are looking for more work and they've applied and not been called in for an interview even. And they have clean backgrounds and work performance. I'm just curious why it's so hard to find workers when so many remain unemployed. Perhaps expectations are to high.
That's a great question; I believe the weak labor market allows retailers to exploit workers and hire only the most desperate job seekers that will settle for the least amount of pay and longest hours. That's 12 hour days on a salary that doesn't require overtime (by law.)
BlueyesVA

Palmyra, VA

#7 Nov 22, 2012
"Virginia Workforce Center says it's surprised any retailer is having trouble filling positions. More than 3,500 people came through their offices last month looking for work" Can someone please explain to me the reason for this article?? There are 3500(even if it was only 500 people it is still wrong) hundred people looking for work in Charlottesville and yet JCP cannot find enough workers! Let's be honest, you do not need years of schooling or years of experience to work in retail and still they cannot find enough potential employees out of the 3500 people who are actively looking? SHAME on JCP for "nitpicking" and looking for the cheapest labor they can find!!! SHAME on NBC29 for running such a RIDICULOUS article!
A good journalist would have went after the women from JCP and asked, no demanded, how can she not find 20 more workers out of the 3500 that are available. Another "unprofessional puff" piece from NBC29! Doesn't NBC29 have an editor who reviews these so-called articles before they go to print??!!
Entitlement

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Nov 22, 2012
How many of those 3500 do you think applied for a job at JCP or any other retailer??? Charlottesville is fill of self entitled jerks who think they're too good to work a job like that. After all they have a degree from YooVeeAye!

In 10' I found myself out of work. I tried for 2 months to find a comparable job to what I had. After that I took a job most people consider below my abilities. I get looked down on for it but you know what, I'm not too good for my job. I'm too good for those people who would look down on me for working that job.

Maybe someone at VEC needs to kick those 3500 people in the butt and tell them to apply at JCP and other retailers. I survive on the low wage so can they. They can continue to look for what suits them while they earn enough to keep going instead of collecting our tax dollars to sit on their butts and complain about not having a job.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Nov 22, 2012
For years I worked in manufacturing, ended up in management, the American dream. We all know what happened to that. Saw the writing on the wall in this country and went back to school to change career paths, worked out great. Point is, I tell every one I come accross, no matter what age, take arse back to school, or for the younger kids, keep your arse in school no matter what.
Yuuup

Ferrum, VA

#10 Nov 23, 2012
Entitlement wrote:
How many of those 3500 do you think applied for a job at JCP or any other retailer??? Charlottesville is fill of self entitled jerks who think they're too good to work a job like that. After all they have a degree from YooVeeAye!
In 10' I found myself out of work. I tried for 2 months to find a comparable job to what I had. After that I took a job most people consider below my abilities. I get looked down on for it but you know what, I'm not too good for my job. I'm too good for those people who would look down on me for working that job.
Maybe someone at VEC needs to kick those 3500 people in the butt and tell them to apply at JCP and other retailers. I survive on the low wage so can they. They can continue to look for what suits them while they earn enough to keep going instead of collecting our tax dollars to sit on their butts and complain about not having a job.
I'm here to tell you I know for a fact my son applied to JC Penny and many other retailers and never as much as got a call. He works part-time, has a good performance evaluation and has never been in trouble. Again I believe it's all about the retailers being picky and for what ever reason not hiring those who apply. What they're looking for in employees is what I'd like to know...
Dude

Marshall, VA

#11 Nov 23, 2012
Or they're not really looking to hire and there is some tax benefit to interview or take applications.
Yuuup

Ferrum, VA

#12 Nov 23, 2012
Dude wrote:
Or they're not really looking to hire and there is some tax benefit to interview or take applications.
That's probably the closest to the truth as we'll see or hear!

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