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General Electric adding 430 jobs in Louisville

There are 86 comments on the Bizjournals story from Dec 15, 2009, titled General Electric adding 430 jobs in Louisville. In it, Bizjournals reports that:

GE Consumer & Industrial plans to invest $80 million and add as many as 430 jobs in Louisville as the company prepares to expand the manufacturing of so-called "smart" appliances.

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clueless

Cleveland, OH

#1 Dec 15, 2009
I bet that all of these job's are a tier 2 pay level. So they layoff all the employee's at their regular pay and call them back at a tier 2. ALL REJOYCE ON THIS NEWS .... HURRY HURRY HURRY .....
3dognight

Bardstown, KY

#3 Dec 15, 2009
clueless wrote:
I bet that all of these job's are a tier 2 pay level. So they layoff all the employee's at their regular pay and call them back at a tier 2. ALL REJOYCE ON THIS NEWS .... HURRY HURRY HURRY .....
sorry, you are clueless. GE in union and before any new folks can be hired, they have to call back anyone on layoff first.
clueless

Cleveland, OH

#4 Dec 16, 2009
3dognight wrote:
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sorry, you are clueless. GE in union and before any new folks can be hired, they have to call back anyone on layoff first.
Have you seen the agreement that was able to bring these job's back? You better check with the Union official's about the language that made this happen. These are new position's , correct .....
Richard

Evansville, IN

#5 Dec 16, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen the agreement that was able to bring these job's back? You better check with the Union official's about the language that made this happen. These are new position's , correct .....
There are no layoffs going to be made at Appliance Park. In 2011 there is a new Water heater line coming here and there is 400 NEW jobs for that and then in 2012 these jobs will be hired. The teir 2 jobs that u are speaking about are 12-14 dollar an hour jobs, well below what GE workers used to make but for some it is a damn fine wage. I think that manufacturing in this country though can say goodbye to the 22-24 dollar an hr jobs anymore .Like Springsteen says "Foreman says these jobs are going boys, and they aint coming back"
happyforeveryone

Huntley, IL

#6 Dec 16, 2009
clueless wrote:
I bet that all of these job's are a tier 2 pay level. So they layoff all the employee's at their regular pay and call them back at a tier 2. ALL REJOYCE ON THIS NEWS .... HURRY HURRY HURRY .....
The two tier is basd on their hiring date , not call back date.
Stop digging for a negative remark and be happy thesee jobs are coming.
Richard

Evansville, IN

#7 Dec 16, 2009
happyforeveryone wrote:
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The two tier is basd on their hiring date , not call back date.
Stop digging for a negative remark and be happy thesee jobs are coming.
800 ok payign jobs with healthy benefits is a cause for celebration in this country. Just hope it keeps coming
3dognight

Bardstown, KY

#8 Dec 16, 2009
happyforeveryone wrote:
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The two tier is basd on their hiring date , not call back date.
Stop digging for a negative remark and be happy thesee jobs are coming.
thank you!
3dognight

Bardstown, KY

#9 Dec 16, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen the agreement that was able to bring these job's back? You better check with the Union official's about the language that made this happen. These are new position's , correct .....
yep, have you?
These are new jobs. Yeah, they will be at a different pay tier that the old timers, but still a VERY respectable pay rate with BENEFITS. Last time I checked, there were a boatload of folks on unemployment and whining about not being able to find jobs. Why would you want to try to depreciate this tremendous opportunity? Not to mention all the other businesses and jobs in Louisville that are dependent on the success of Appliance Park.
clueless

Cleveland, OH

#10 Dec 17, 2009
3dognight wrote:
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yep, have you?
These are new jobs. Yeah, they will be at a different pay tier that the old timers, but still a VERY respectable pay rate with BENEFITS. Last time I checked, there were a boatload of folks on unemployment and whining about not being able to find jobs. Why would you want to try to depreciate this tremendous opportunity? Not to mention all the other businesses and jobs in Louisville that are dependent on the success of Appliance Park.
Well i see that G.E. has finally broke thru with the mind games that make you beleive that a 12 hr. pay scale is a fair wage... You and G.E. can have that 12 hr. wage and stick it.... I myself beleive I am worth a lot more than that for my time and labor
Richard

Evansville, IN

#11 Dec 17, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Well i see that G.E. has finally broke thru with the mind games that make you beleive that a 12 hr. pay scale is a fair wage... You and G.E. can have that 12 hr. wage and stick it.... I myself beleive I am worth a lot more than that for my time and labor
the true unemployment rate in the US(not the one that the govt puts out) is around 22%. If im on or have run out of unemployment then 12 is a good wage
Alan

Louisville, KY

#12 Dec 18, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Well i see that G.E. has finally broke thru with the mind games that make you beleive that a 12 hr. pay scale is a fair wage... You and G.E. can have that 12 hr. wage and stick it.... I myself beleive I am worth a lot more than that for my time and labor
Realize that Kentuckians by and large don't have much self worth. Even in Louisville, for most people 12 or 13 an hour isn't going to get them much of anywhere except getting a mere apartment at one bedroom rates. What's happened here is like a lot of the old school manufacturing jobs in that they've kept getting concessions to run the wages into the ground. The reason they got those concessions is all of the free trade deals that were signed by the last 3 to 4 presidental administrations and the Congress. They are responsible for the destruction of the American middle class due to allowing cheap foreign labor to produce goods Americans used to make and at formerly good wages.

Kentuckians aren't smart enough generally to see that they are being played in a game of global chess and that they will continue to be on the losing side. However, when people from Louisville see 12 to 14 an hour jobs, they feel like they hit the lotto since their expectations and quality of living is so low
Alan

Louisville, KY

#13 Dec 18, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen the agreement that was able to bring these job's back? You better check with the Union official's about the language that made this happen. These are new position's , correct .....
Sit back and wait for a couple of years anyway. By that time, either the economy will be coming around or it will tank again. Interesting that Beshear the idiot talked about the water heater jobs starting in 2011 and the other line in 2012. So you're looking at a 1 to 2 year wait before any of this starts. That's also highly dependent on the economy not tanking further under the stress of the debt burdens this country and economy has.
3dognight

Bardstown, KY

#16 Dec 18, 2009
clueless wrote:
<quoted text>Well i see that G.E. has finally broke thru with the mind games that make you beleive that a 12 hr. pay scale is a fair wage... You and G.E. can have that 12 hr. wage and stick it.... I myself beleive I am worth a lot more than that for my time and labor
Yep, I do believe it is a fair wage. It requires nothing more than a high school education, no special skills. You are only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for your services.... regardless of what YOU think you are worth.
wlpnomore

Hollywood, FL

#17 Dec 18, 2009
3dognight wrote:
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yep, have you?
These are new jobs. Yeah, they will be at a different pay tier that the old timers, but still a VERY respectable pay rate with BENEFITS. Last time I checked, there were a boatload of folks on unemployment and whining about not being able to find jobs. Why would you want to try to depreciate this tremendous opportunity? Not to mention all the other businesses and jobs in Louisville that are dependent on the success of Appliance Park.
I glad for KY. I wish GE would keep WLP open and put CFL's here.
Surprised

Glasgow, KY

#19 Feb 10, 2012
Why is there nothing more about this?
Beware of the Right to work vote.
These is exactly what happened in UK eight years ago & it destroyed the middle class!!!

The only way Jobs will come back to American = blue-Collier workers willing to except less pay & benefits.
We all knew it was not fair to make any super power
try to compete with a third world country.
The cost of living hear is much higher & only keeps going up.
So I say bring back the twenty plus hourly Jobs or to hell with it all.
Fred

Brownsville, TN

#20 Feb 13, 2012
I got offered a job here Friday and found out what the pay was and decided to turn it down after taxes union dues insurance prolly clear $350 I can't move to Louisville for this very disappointing. Maybe if I lived there already I could but they said it would be years before making it to the next level of pay. Sad the country has came to this no more middle class.
clueless

Cleveland, OH

#21 Feb 13, 2012
OK. All you people that don't think you are worth more than this , go run and work for this wage. I for one KNOW I am worth a lot more than this. I could not live on this while supporting my family. So 3dognight have fun wasting you time in a dead end job for minium wage at a Company that doesn't care about you.
Evandale number 1

Monmouth, IL

#22 Feb 20, 2012
GE West Burlington, Ia was in the paper Friday for trying to go Union. Two days later there is another GE article about GE bringing 300 jobs to New Orleans. It states these jobs will be all new hire positions. Job salaries from $60,000 to $100,00. This is a local paper. It rarely has nay news about GE. SLAM!!!!!!!!!!
Billy

Louisville, KY

#23 Feb 26, 2012
clueless wrote:
OK. All you people that don't think you are worth more than this , go run and work for this wage. I for one KNOW I am worth a lot more than this. I could not live on this while supporting my family. So 3dognight have fun wasting you time in a dead end job for minium wage at a Company that doesn't care about you.
Sounds like you either A) Did not pass your test to qualify for the G.E. Jobs...B) Never recieved a call back or C) Your wife is really fat and a nag so you take it out on people excited for a good oppurtunity to work for a global employer with a decent hourly wage and good benifits.

Get a life.
clueless

Cleveland, OH

#24 Feb 27, 2012
Billy wrote:
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Sounds like you either A) Did not pass your test to qualify for the G.E. Jobs...B) Never recieved a call back or C) Your wife is really fat and a nag so you take it out on people excited for a good oppurtunity to work for a global employer with a decent hourly wage and good benifits.
Get a life.
How stupid you are. I worked for G.E. making very good monies ($31.00hr.) but they act like they control your life when you work for them. The monies they pay is not worth not having a life. If they want you to work they will tell you and you have no recource. I am working for a new employer now and like it 10 times better then when i worked at G.E. So yes keep that tiny pay and let them control you. Not for me anymore.

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