If you’re a regular reader of The Fabricator Blog, you may have seen the post about wages that drew comments from both employers and workers—both those who think current wages are fine and those who don't.
These comments also offered opinions about why employers may be having such a difficult time finding workers, even with today's high unemployment rate.
"C" said, "I will tell you why [workers aren't taking factory jobs]. It is because they can work at Wal-Mart or any number of warehouse or even office jobs for the same money that is being offered to skilled labor and work in air-conditioning instead of 115-plus degree welding shops. I personally worked at the local Wal-Mart making a little over $10 an hour and it was 4 miles from my home. (more...)