Incentives for employers

Incentives for employers

There are 19 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 29, 2010, titled Incentives for employers. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The No. 1 need for our economy is jobs. Our political aspirants should be focused on finding work for the unemployed.

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Former Ranger

Sparta, WI

#1 Jul 30, 2010
"Perhaps the pols can incentivize employers with government rebates for adding new employees. It could be in the form of a one-time rebate, help in paying the new employee's salary or benefits for the first year.
Everyone wins"
Business are not going to hire employees because of some kind on one time incentive. They hire people when they have work for them. You think like a politician.
Former Ranger

Sparta, WI

#2 Jul 30, 2010
" Lino Lakes needs to finish the job and declare xenophobia as the official city disorder"
Ah, to typical liberal! Can't debate on facts so let's label all who disagree with them; zenophobia, racist, biggot, homophobe!
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#3 Jul 30, 2010
So let's say, for argument's sake, that Lino Lakes has a multi-lingual policy.
What should the "other" language(s) be and why?
Won't those whose language is not included be offended and scream "discrimination"?
What if another ethnic group moves into the city? Are you going to retract all government publications, signs, etc. and reissue them with the 'new' language included?

If only liberals could see and think beyond the end of their noses, they could clearly recognized than a single, unified, standard language is by far the most efficient and non-discriminatory policy possible.
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#4 Jul 30, 2010
Didn't the GOP get ripped in the press pretty good for sending out an "official looking" form a year or two ago that everybody thought was horrible and misleading. Can't remember whether it was a census thing or a political thing? In any event, it looks like the DFL despised the tactic so much that they decided to copy it.
Porkulus

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 30, 2010
Unemployment benefits may be adding to job seekers laziness


WEST PALM BEACH, FL-- Administrative assistant Vicky Fonseca says she wants to work- but she doesn't want to work just anywhere.

"I want good benefits,"Fonseca said. "I wouldn't want to work somewhere where I didn't feel comfortable."

Some would say beggars shouldn't be choosers.

But when Uncle Sam is paying you $300 a week with virtually no strings attached, job seekers can afford to turn offers down.

And Fonseca has.

"I had an offer but it was in Broward County," Fonseca said. "It is too far for me and the pay rate is not going to be enough."

Career counselor Sue Romanos works her tail off to find the unemployed like Fonseca jobs.

"It is shocking," Romanos said. "I would never have believed it a year ago if you would have told me that people would be turning down jobs."

Romanos has been the CEO of Career Xchange, an award winning career placement agency that serves Broward and Dade Counties- for 21 years.

She says she's never seen unemployment benefits "drag on" as they are now. She says the benefits are crippling many of her candidates.

"The candidates have varying reasons for not wanting the job offered," Romanos said. "It's not the right job or the salary. To tell you the truth I think they are very happy collecting and not wanting to work."

And they are certainly collecting. President Obama signed an $18 billion jobless benefits bill last week. It extends unemployment an additional 99 weeks- averaging $335 a check.

"In the long run staying home so long is going to effect people," Romanos said. "Employers will look at them and see this as a sign of their behavior. Plus they will lose some skills."

Fonsaca- who has been out of work three months- swears that won't be her- as long as the job is a right fit.

"I wouldn't want to take something just to take it," Fonsaca said.

http://www.wptv.com/content/news/centralpbc/w...

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Duh. If you subsidize something (unemployment), you get more of it.

Unemployment benefits are essentially a mandatory insurance policy your employer and the employee are forced to pay on your behalf. You canít opt out. So while you are employed this is in effect coming out of YOUR paycheck.

The correct way to handle unemployment is either:

- make the coverage optional so that the employer can pay more money up front to the employee.

- Pay out all benefits in one lump sum just like any other insurance settlement with a valid claim on a loss.

If paid in a lump sum most people would have incentive to find work immediately.
Harold Balzack

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 30, 2010
Former Ranger wrote:
" Lino Lakes needs to finish the job and declare xenophobia as the official city disorder"
Ah, to typical liberal! Can't debate on facts so let's label all who disagree with them; zenophobia, racist, biggot, homophobe!
Kind of like you labeling everyone who thinks differently than you a "liberal"?
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#7 Jul 30, 2010
Employers usually don't look for "flash in the pan" incentives. They look for real incentives like a promising market and a stable economy in order to have confidence to invest in additional equipment and hire employees to run it. A stable economy does not come by a cowboy in the White House throwing out stimulus money like a celebrity in parade. It comes by restraint in taxes and allowing the market place to seek its own level. You let the weak and incompetent fail so that they can learn their lessons and come back stronger, wiser, and more successful than ever.

If toddlers are not allowed to fall down, how will they ever learn how to walk?
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#8 Jul 30, 2010
Speaking of campaign priorities, I could have sworn that I heard that Tim Pawlenty is NOT running for office this year, yet all the commercials I've seen so far would indicate otherwise. What's up with that?
Harold Balzack

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 30, 2010
Porkulus wrote:
But when Uncle Sam is paying you $300 a week with virtually no strings attached, job seekers can afford to turn offers down.

Career counselor Sue Romanos works her tail off to find the unemployed like Fonseca jobs.

"The candidates have varying reasons for not wanting the job offered," Romanos said. "It's not the right job or the salary. To tell you the truth I think they are very happy collecting and not wanting to work."

http://www.wptv.com/content/news/centralpbc/w...
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Duh. If you subsidize something (unemployment), you get more of it.
Unemployment benefits are essentially a mandatory insurance policy your employer and the employee are forced to pay on your behalf. You canít opt out. So while you are employed this is in effect coming out of YOUR paycheck.
The correct way to handle unemployment is either:
- make the coverage optional so that the employer can pay more money up front to the employee.
- Pay out all benefits in one lump sum just like any other insurance settlement with a valid claim on a loss.
If paid in a lump sum most people would have incentive to find work immediately.
Um yeah,$300 a week isn't enough to cover most peoples mortgages so let's make sure we label the unemployed as wanting to be on unemployment. These are people who had good jobs and were happy to work them until the economy took a dump.

It sounds to me like Ms. Romanos needs a different line of work since she thinks so lowly of her clients.

IF unemployment insurance needs to be changed, perhaps a company should find some other work for their employees to do instead of terminating them. Right now it is cheaper to dump their employees on to unemployment insurance than to keep them so why not change that?
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#10 Jul 30, 2010
Harold Balzack wrote:
<quoted text>
Um yeah,$300 a week isn't enough to cover most peoples mortgages so let's make sure we label the unemployed as wanting to be on unemployment. These are people who had good jobs and were happy to work them until the economy took a dump.
It sounds to me like Ms. Romanos needs a different line of work since she thinks so lowly of her clients.
IF unemployment insurance needs to be changed, perhaps a company should find some other work for their employees to do instead of terminating them. Right now it is cheaper to dump their employees on to unemployment insurance than to keep them so why not change that?


So....you want to increase the weekly amount of unemployment?
Bus Driver

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 30, 2010
AntiMelting wrote:
<quoted text>
So....you want to increase the weekly amount of unemployment?
STUPIDS questions! GO AWAY! Nobodys caring about what you thinkings
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#12 Jul 30, 2010
Bus Driver wrote:
<quoted text>
STUPIDS questions! GO AWAY! Nobodys caring about what you thinkings
Can you even read street signs Pingpong?
Gndydncr

Rochester, MN

#13 Jul 30, 2010
Harold Balzack wrote:
<quoted text>
Um yeah,$300 a week isn't enough to cover most peoples mortgages so let's make sure we label the unemployed as wanting to be on unemployment. These are people who had good jobs and were happy to work them until the economy took a dump.
It sounds to me like Ms. Romanos needs a different line of work since she thinks so lowly of her clients.
IF unemployment insurance needs to be changed, perhaps a company should find some other work for their employees to do instead of terminating them. Right now it is cheaper to dump their employees on to unemployment insurance than to keep them so why not change that?
You tell us what you would do, Harold. Remain on a $300 per week paid vacation and do nothing or go back to work 40 hours a week and get paid $400?
Bus Driver

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jul 30, 2010
AntiMelting wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you even read street signs Pingpong?
I reading ALL drivings sign! Dont tells me KID! Go outside and plays with other KIDS!
Porkulus

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jul 30, 2010
Gndydncr wrote:
<quoted text>You tell us what you would do, Harold. Remain on a $300 per week paid vacation and do nothing or go back to work 40 hours a week and get paid $400?
Stimulating Unemployment
If you can't create any jobs, pay people not to work.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...


Obama also claimed yesterday that he wants to cut taxes on small businesses. That's a good idea, but Mr. Obama's proposal to provide one-year temporary tax cuts, such as expensing of certain capital purchases, will be dwarfed by one of the largest tax increases on small- and medium-sized firms in history that is scheduled to hit on January 1. The increase in the capital gains tax will fall hardest on start ups and expanding businesses that need capital for growth. More than half of the "rich" who will pay higher income tax rates next year are small business owners and investors.

The President is right that "we've got a lot of work to do" to get Americans back to work and that the toll on families from high unemployment is considerable. There are few things in life more demoralizing than being unemployed for a lengthy period of time. But paying people not to work and adding $30 billion more to nearly $1.4 trillion of deficit spending is a dismal substitute for real economic growth and private job creation.
Porkulus

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jul 30, 2010
Mary Frances Berry Professor of American Social Thought and History, U. Penn.:

"Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having oneís opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."

http://www.politico.com/arena/bio/mary_france...

yes, God forbid we address real crisis when we can dream up fake crisis.

**Unemployment rises in 75 pct. of metro areas**


The unemployment rate in about three-quarters of the nation's largest metro areas rose last month as seasonal factors boosted joblessness nationwide.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose in 291 of 374 areas in June from May. It fell in 55 areas and was flat in 28.



http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100728/ap_on_bi_...

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#17 Jul 30, 2010
Harold Balzack wrote:
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Kind of like you labeling everyone who thinks differently than you a "liberal"?
Only if you think "liberal" is a bad word!
Tommy

Chicago, IL

#18 Jul 30, 2010
Dump the Republicans. At least the Dems care about people.
Gndydncr

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jul 30, 2010
Tommy wrote:
Dump the Republicans. At least the Dems care about people.
Oh really? When did that happen?

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