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    Out-of-Work Job Applicants Told Unemployed Need Not Apply

    The last thing someone who is unemployed needs to be told is that they shouldn't even apply for the limited number of job openings that are available. But some companies and recruiters are doing just that.

    Employment experts say they believe companies are increasingly interested only in applicants who already have a job.

    "I think it is more prevalent than it used to be," said Rich Thompson, vice president of learning and performance for Adecco Group North America, the world's largest staffing firm. "I don't have hard numbers, but three out of the last four conversations I've had about openings, this requirement was brought up."

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Outofw...52371.html?x=0



    This story really makes me upset.First of all,I have never heard of a company
    in the U.S. doing this before.It seems wrong to me on so many levels.
    I hope maybe there is somebody out there that can shed some light on this
    subject for me.

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    Now that you mention it..

    I recently applied for a job, and in the work history section of the application, it said "Start with your current employer."

    I wonder...

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    There are several reasons why this is "good" from a business point of view:

    - people who have a job obviously are able to get one (not that this snake wouldnt bite herself...), they are considered to have initiative, will, energy etc

    - people who dont have a job are considered lazy, freakish, having performance issues (after all there must be a reason why you dont have a job in a world with millions unemployed and cheap imported "qualified" immigrants from the third world who do your job for a third of your payment), whatever there are in negative prejudices against unemployed

    - only people with a job are hunted by head-hunters, a spreading business here, and I guess in America this is more common anyway. In order to keep this business growing there might have been some articles in relevant magazines that explained the company owners why it would be highly risky to take an "unemployed" in (many of the things that go wrong in economics are a result of such artificially generated "markets")


    At the end it boils down to the already well known pattern: enforce lower wages through creating an environment where the potential applicant will have to accept cut downs and stress-creating conditions to get a job at all. On the other hand you can also select the "elite" through headhunters. Often with the result of having highly over-qualified people in a position that earn way too much for that position (manager style), while cutting down payments for the "lower" sections of the business and justifying it through the crisis that is basically generated through this very sort of running businesses. When everything is crushed to pieces, the investors come and take over the companies, export patents and machines and experts to cheaper countries like China or India and leave another region of high unemployment and broken economy behind.
    Like a swarm of locusts.
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    Well,I appreciate somebody answering this question for me but it still does
    not make any sense.There are boatloads of qualified individuals who have been laid-off for various reasons such as jobs going over seas,cutbacks,etc.
    All my life I have been a capitalist but this system of doing business is just
    plain evil.Someday,I think the masses of unemployed and downtrodden individuals are going to rise up and bite this affliction in the rear.

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    Its a big ridiculous to have that sort of bias when picking an employee. People like my father were layed of or let go from companies, hes one of the hardest workers i know and has a lot of certifications in plumbing. The company he was from was basically going out of business and started getting rid of anyone who made a lot of money and whoever else they could let go and stay in business. Employers should look more at the people who don't have jobs, there are a lot of hard workers who don't have jobs.

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    To me these things run in cycles if you remember in the late 1970's a lot of jobs went over seas to Japan. Soon Japan figured out that Americans without jobs didn't have any money to buy their goods and they started moving the factories over here. The same thing is happening right now with china, soon Americans won't have any of the worthless jew paper to buy goods and then wait and see what happens.

    On the other hand you mentioned capitalism but the people who set up preferred trade status with China were not capitalist but marxist ( Bill Clinton). He also sent up NAFTA which set jobs down to mexico.

    These actions are part of a long term plan to destroy our our freedom and make us dependant on our government.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    A week or so ago I happened across a program about locomotives, and they were filming this one guy who said something to the effect: the guys that are still doing this are getting older, and it doesn't look as though there will be anyone to carry on after we're gone; the younger ones only stick around for a few years and then move on. If I recall correctly, these guys were running a private line for tourists somewhere in West Virginia. Not sure if they were making any money at this, but still it seems that one good sideline would be to acquire a specialized knowledge of some sort of past technology or something, which could lead to consulting, appraising, restoration projects, publishing, or simply name-recognition that could open doors elsewhere.

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    ^Very True statement above the old ways have faded but are not dead. People are slowly more interested in making and doing things by hand.

    Learn a skill even if it is just a hobby at first. Then become and expert in that field. It might or might not lead to a job in that field, but it will lead somewhere.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneWolf
    Well,I appreciate somebody answering this question for me but it still does not make any sense.There are boatloads of qualified individuals who have been laid-off for various reasons such as jobs going over seas,cutbacks,etc.
    All my life I have been a capitalist but this system of doing business is just plain evil.Someday,I think the masses of unemployed and downtrodden individuals are going to rise up and bite this affliction in the rear.
    It is not supposed to make any sense, it is supposed to produce the highest win possible with the lowest effort and costs possible. These locust-type "business" men dont care about skills, and even less about a human standpoint. They really dont care who is doing this work, nor how it is done, as long as their bank account satifies their greed. Someone who already has a job lowers the risk for them to pick a lazy one and probably also reduces the time to introduce the employee to the work to do. That's all they care about.

    Plain evil is exactly the correct description for this.
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    I am not saying I agree with this theory, but if you hire someone who already has a job does that not create a leave a job open. At least that is their justification, which is a false justification. Because some companies won't fill that new vacant job opening with a citizen, but instead use illegal immigrant labor or send the job overseas.
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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