Posts Tagged ‘labor shortage’

Nov
2014
24

“They may not be able to find them at the price they want. But I’m not sure that qualifies as a shortage, any more than my not being able to find a half-priced TV.”

  Slightly lost in President Obama’s executive action granting deportation relief for millions was the expansion of visas for foreign-born U.S. college graduates, a move industrial leaders say is necessary to combat a worker shortage.  Many scholars, however, argue that the worker shortage in no way exists. Among them is Hal Salzman,...
Nov
2014
10

Labor Shortage? More Like Wage Shortage. Crummy Jobs Keep Good Workers Away.

  Orange County Register writer Jonathan Lasner recently tackled the complex subject of the alleged construction worker shortage, and questioned those who blame the situation on a lack of skilled workers.  In his piece, “Construction Faces Shortage of Workers (Maybe),” Lasner does not shy away from either side of the argument.  But he...
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Sep
2014
15

The Myth of a Labor Shortage Is Being Propagated by One Big Lobby’s Bunk Little Survey

The Myth of a Labor Shortage Is Being Propagated by One Big Lobby's Bunk Little Survey
  A wave of articles promoting the myth of a “labor shortage” have hit American newsstands of late, and most are using a study from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as their basis. But the study comes with a whopper of a disclaimer, one which has been conveniently ignored by the media sources [&hellip...;
May
2014
15

Dubious Study Claiming US Labor Shortage Fiercely Challenged by Building Trades Leader

Dubious Study Claiming US Labor Shortage Fiercely Challenged by Building Trades Leader
  The Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) of the AFL-CIO is questioning a widely circulated report from Manpower, Inc. which claims that the North American energy industry is in the throes of a workforce crisis at both the skilled labor and management levels.  The authenticity of the report’s findings are being challenged by...
May
2014
8

New Numbers Reveal Biz Lobby Claims of a Labor Shortage in Construction to Be False

New Numbers Reveal Biz Lobby Claims of a Labor Shortage in Construction to Be False
  New numbers from the Economic Policy Institute show that the myth of a labor shortage in construction — perpetrated by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) — is wholly unfounded.   Currently, unemployed construction workers outnumber job openings by a seven-to-one ratio.  Overall, construction employment is more...
Mar
2014
25

Take Me to Hire Ground: “Labor Shortage” Allegations Now Being Disputed in Asia, Too.

  There’s something happening here. And what it is, is…kind of becoming exactly clear. For the past few years, Canadian and American labor organizations from industries including construction have denied claims that a labor shortage exists in their respective countries. Therefore, they do not see a need for foreign workers to be...