Originally Posted by wrightme
Where have 'we' allegedly been hearing that mantra?
Given the current state of jobs, I would not expect there to be a workforce lacking in the skills required for unfilled positions; or for there to be unfilled positions.
I've been hearing that mantra over and over for quite some time. The latest was in an interview last night with Tim Cook about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US.
Here's an excerpt....
"Cook dodged Williams' question as to how much an iPhone would cost if it were manufactured in the US rather than in Foxconn factories in China, where the workforce is paid significantly below US wages. "It's not as much about price," he said, "it's about the skills, etcetera. Over time there are skills that are associated with manufacturing that have left the US."
Corporations have adapted well to the economic downturn and have become meaner and leaner.
They must be happy with the status quo. It's probably in their best interest to do what they can to keep the labor force weak, and prevent a full economic recovery.