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Old 05-03-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Landscape Poet View Post
The economy is improving and thus those seeking jobs have more options than say 2 or 3 years ago. Are you sure your are paying a competitive wage for your line of work in your area? Have you reviewed others ads and seen what they are offering?
Labor participation rate is way down near all time lows. There's no shortage of people who could fill these spots but they're getting a free check, ebt card, housing, health care, sex changes, and college educations........why would they bother looking for work?

But I did talk to my cousin who has the biggest painting company in my county, he says when he runs a Craigslist ad he gets 100+ emails about the position within a few days.

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