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#23 May 1, 2013
The area is in decline and has been for years. The unfriendly business environment has chased a lot of the jobs away. You may have to do what I and many others did - move away.

I wish I could find a job in the Utica area that pays as well as the job I have now. I'd live like a king. However staying in NY seems to be less and less ideal as the Democrats are on the rampage and want to kill upstate for our resources.
Thank the liberals

Little Falls, NY

#24 May 1, 2013
Thanks to the liberals and Obamacare, no one will be able to afford to pay benefits out to their employees. So, the solution is to hire part time people who won't be eligible for benefits.

Oh and all the liberals thought healthcare for all was going to be so good! How is that working out? oh just wait till 2014, there REALLY WON'T be any full time positions.
Jobs

New Britain, CT

#25 May 1, 2013
I understand how frustrated a lot of you are. I was unemployed for 4 months and I did find a job. I am making 80000 dollars less than what I was making in my previous job but I'm still making a decent wage and I get free healthcare. So those of you that are feeling sorry for yourself and blaming everyone but yourself and get off your b*** you will get a job. Try the temp agencies as they have many and it is a good way to get your foot in the door of many great companies that only hire through temp agencies to find the right fit for the company.
Jobs

New Britain, CT

#26 May 1, 2013
I meant eight thousand dollars not a 80,000
Mr_Edumacated

Utica, NY

#27 May 1, 2013
Pleasure Kevin wrote:
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A proper education makes you marketable in any job market. Hit the books, kid.
Ps if your diploma has the words "community college" anywhere on them, you should be lucky to make $10/hr
I never even went to college, and make substantially more than that.
You are an idiot.
know where to look

Syracuse, NY

#28 May 1, 2013
Marcy Psych Center can't find enough staff. High school diploma is all you need for many of the openings. You have to work with sex offenders. Most people don't want to do that.
notme

New Hartford, NY

#30 May 1, 2013
Pleasure Kevin wrote:
Get a degree, preferably baccalaureate or higher.
unfortunately a baccalaureate isn't going to get you much in this area, unless its for computers/networking or database. it really helps if you know someone.
Trouser Snake

Ardsley, NY

#31 May 2, 2013
Welcome to globalization of the worker. This is what it is like to compete with the red Chinese. They work for nothing and have millions of unemployed who are willing to take any available job, driving down labor costs.

The plus side is you get to shop at Walmart.

And you are now mandated by law to buy health insurance at $12,000 per year.

It's like a big insane joke.
Fed Up With This Area

New York, NY

#32 May 2, 2013
decay wrote:
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I am educated. That's why I refuse to work for $10/hr.
A former co-worker of mine, who is 57yrs old and has a Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University, has been working at Special Metals in New Hartford through Columbia Place Associates for 15 months now with nothing promised about him being hired on permanently and directly by Special Metals. Columbia Place Associates has been paying him only $10.00/hr for the entire time he has been there apparently with no hope of ever getting a raise or being offered any kind of medical insurance coverage. Working conditions are terrible there: exposure to industrial acids, getting burned multiple times, extreme heat during the summer, no benefits, get this--having to TRAIN new hires while having TEMP status himself! I wonder how much Special Metals is paying Columbia Place for his time; a good deal more than HIS $10.00/hr, no doubt.

This is the only type of job he has been able to find out here and he is online every day checking the listings on six different employment websites---NOTHING BETTER to be had, not even for an older guy WITH a four-year degree from S.U.!!! So you A-holes WITH F-T jobs who are on here mouthing off feeling cocky and self-righteous because you are employed for now, count your blessings while you have them for you never know when that layoff axe may swing in your direction. It can happen to any one of you at any time--nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.
Jobs

Hartford, CT

#33 May 2, 2013
Go to Addecco...they have higher paying jobs
Truth

Utica, NY

#34 May 2, 2013
You don't need a college degree to get ahead. You do need to distinguish yourself in some way and offer an employer something they can't get from just anyone.

The compensation for any job is based on the pool of people qualified to do that job. The pool of people qualified to clean toilets and sweep floors at Walmart is a lot larger than the pool of people qualifed to plumbing or electrical work so they make less.

To suggest that the minimum wage should be raised not because the work warrants it but because some think minmum wage should support a certain lifestyle is idiotic. I hope someone is tracking the effect of the most recent increase in New York State. I think in the end it will result in more job losses and less full time positions for younger unskilled workers.
Truth

Utica, NY

#35 May 2, 2013
NYGunman wrote:
The area is in decline and has been for years. The unfriendly business environment has chased a lot of the jobs away. You may have to do what I and many others did - move away.
I wish I could find a job in the Utica area that pays as well as the job I have now. I'd live like a king. However staying in NY seems to be less and less ideal as the Democrats are on the rampage and want to kill upstate for our resources.
Aren't you a public sector union employee? I agree with your post but don't you realize that your union plays a big part in the decline and the unfriendly business atmosphere of the area?

Level 3

Since: Dec 12

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#36 May 2, 2013
The per capita income for Utica is $7.33/ Hr. $10.00 puts you ahead of the curve and a good place to prove you are worth more. If you are able to get a part-time job at the college then you, and your family, can take classes for free and get your degree. You can always work more than 1 part-time job. If Utica isn't meeting your need then you either have no idea about the area, and what it has to offer, or you have too many needs. A train commute to Syracuse is very affordable if it is the means to steady employment. Try looking there. I agree with the Casino people. Great job opportunities and they are always growing.
Yankee

Brooklyn, NY

#37 May 2, 2013
decay wrote:
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I am educated. That's why I refuse to work for $10/hr.
No, you're lazy and "entitled". THAT'S why you won't work for $10/hr.
decay

Utica, NY

#39 May 2, 2013
Yankee wrote:
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No, you're lazy and "entitled". THAT'S why you won't work for $10/hr.
LMAO.

Who said I didn't have a job? I do, and it pays better than $10/hr.

Nobility is fine, but if people would just refuse to work for crap wages, it might force organizations to rethink their methods, and actually pay people a livable wage.

Sadly though, there will always been someone willing to endure abuse.
Cocky

Springfield, NJ

#40 May 2, 2013
The current minimum wage is less in inflation adjusted dollars than it was in 1967. Oh happy day! Praise the Lord!

Level 3

Since: Dec 12

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#41 May 3, 2013
The current federal assistance threshold is 150% of the Federal Poverty limit. For a family of 4 that works out to be $34,575.00 a year or $16.63 an hour for full time employment per wage earner. At a minimum wage of $15.00 an hour this family would still be eligible for full entitlements, provided there is only one wage earner in the family (single parent/ widow/ homemakers). Raising the minimum wage would do nothing to alleviate the burden on the rest of the economy. They would be paid less but still qualify for full benefits of food stamps, Medicaid, TANF, ect.

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