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Old 05-15-2019, 07:18 AM
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Any remaining liberal here want to tell me how this is bad for WORKING Americans?

Companies are now actively poaching employees from anybody they can and my most recent raise last month was $15K a year. Last years raise was $13K

Thank you President Trump.

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WSJ: Tight Labor Market Giving U.S. Workers Leverage over Business


President Trump’s tight labor market has given American workers huge wage, workplace, and employment leverage over employers, a new report details.

Larger and smaller employers described to the Wall Street Journal a job market and economy that has forced them to attract American workers with higher wages and better benefits. The shift, they said, is an economy that has turned over leverage from employers to U.S. workers.
Larger companies tend to pay more than small firms, and they are handing out bigger raises. Businesses with 500 to 999 employees boosted wages in the first quarter by an average of 5.3% from a year earlier, according to the Moody’s analysis. That compared with a 4.1% average pay increase at companies with fewer than 50 employees. [Emphasis added]

Natasha Miller, chief executive of Entire Productions Inc., a 10-person event-planning company, is holding off on adding another account executive because of the San Francisco Bay Area’s tight job market. “Most everyone has a job and a base salary of at least $110,000 a year,” said Ms. Miller, who is instead trying to get the most out of existing employees. “That’s a lot of money. There is a lot of competition.” [Emphasis added]



As the job market tightens, some small firms are experimenting with new ways of recruiting. Judy Briggs, owner of a cleaning business in Boston with seven employees, has hired three people since she began providing bonuses for referrals in November. Workers can earn $100 if a new recruit stays 30 days, plus $250 after 90 days and $500 after one year. [Emphasis added]
Smaller employers, the Wall Street Journal notes, are having a tougher time in terms of competing for American workers in the tight labor market. These small businesses of often less than 20 employees have grown by less than one percent in March and April compared to the same months last year.

At a cybersecurity firm in Minneapolis, the chief executive told the Wall Street Journalthat he has had to boost wages for existing employees because they realized they were not making as much as new hires — emblematic of an economy where U.S. workers have more pull with their employers.

Other smaller companies are mechanizing with automation. A small business owner, whom the Wall Street Journal spoke to in Fort Smith, Arkansas, said the tight labor market has spurred them to invest more than $350,000 over three years in automation at the company.

“We are seeing more people switching jobs,” the business owner said. “Five years ago, we were getting overqualified people for our positions. The market has turned on us.”

Trump’s economic nationalist model of higher wages and less foreign competition — mostly through increased interior immigration enforcement — has delivered major gains for even the country’s blue-collar workforce, as Breitbart News has chronicled.

“The tight labor market is affording opportunities to those who have historically been overlooked by employers,” White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump said a few months ago.

Most recently, the New York Times acknowledged that the shortage of available foreign workers to business has hiked wages for blue-collar Americans. Likewise, on dairy farms, legal immigrant workers have enjoyed wage hikes and better workplace conditions.

Blue-collar and middle-class wages, overall, have jumped four percent over the last 12 months thanks to Trump’s tightened labor market, Goldman Sachs analysis revealed in March.

Experts like former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach have warned that the administration should make significant changes, executively, in terms of its strategy in stemming illegal immigration to ensure that wage hikes for blue-collar and working-class Americans continue.
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So long as the damn Fed doesn't get inflation-jumpy and hike rates again.
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the bad part for employers is that employees are now doing two things which are shitty. first, they are jumping ship quickly for promises of higher earnings or bonus money. this is expensive for businesses and will come back to haunt them when the economy turns, as some employers remember this......second, productivity is off due to perception and in some cases reality, that there is no one else to hire. again, this paints them in a bad light with employers. i.e., we remember. as an example, I have one guy who thinks he is being slick. he shows up late, and works slower than normal. he thinks he is getting over on my company. what he fails to realize is that he is losing opportunity to grow, he is banned from being asked to work overtime, and he is at the top of the layoff list once times get a little bit more lean. I will wait for the market to be really loose, then cut him loose when he least expects it.
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While I am a huge fan of what President Trump is doing for America, for Americans, I've yet to see any kind of income-bump.
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While I am a huge fan of what President Trump is doing for America, for Americans, I've yet to see any kind of income-bump.
An income bump is up to the individual. I bumped myself up by continually bettering myself. And that wasn’t easy considering I wasn’t the brightest light in the room. I guess I would call it perseverance.
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Originally Posted by Mcrider View Post
Any remaining liberal here want to tell me how this is bad for WORKING Americans?
The anti-American socialist non-workers Party wrote off the working class years ago...

https://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes....ama-coalition/

But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.
Of course they had to inject 'white' into that, just because the racism in their blood prevents them from seeing 'working class' as a melting pot of racial backgrounds. They just assume non-whites don't work, and don't even realize they're making the assumption...
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Originally Posted by 'Shifter View Post
While I am a huge fan of what President Trump is doing for America, for Americans, I've yet to see any kind of income-bump.
Under Zero I lost my job because Ally sent it overseas. Under Trump, the much smaller company hired me in, at 4 months I got a 12K bump and within 2 years they said i will get another 9K...

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I paid WAY LESS taxes this year so in essence I got a very nice raise.Thanks Trump ! MAGA
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So long as the damn Fed doesn't get inflation-jumpy and hike rates again.

Unlikely to happen at this point.
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Originally Posted by blaforce View Post
An income bump is up to the individual. I bumped myself up by continually bettering myself. And that wasn’t easy considering I wasn’t the brightest light in the room. I guess I would call it perseverance.
Well stated.
I was not the hardest and best worker and certainly not the smartest -- and still not.
But I was lucky to be in high tech divisions that became the future of an industry.
I also diversified my experience, training and background.
I have learned to do the best in whatever I do because (for some odd reason) I always needed that experience later in life.
So when it came to lay offs, I was never laid off.
Instead, I could "evolve" to a completely new industry.
So while others around me got laid off -- I moved on.
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While I am a huge fan of what President Trump is doing for America, for Americans, I've yet to see any kind of income-bump.
My daughter got a 100% pay increase in one move because of the paucity of qualified candidates in her field...she now works for a big pharmaceutical outfit and loves it...
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Originally Posted by virtue4u View Post
Well stated.
I was not the hardest and best worker and certainly not the smartest -- and still not.
But I was lucky to be in high tech divisions that became the future of an industry.
I also diversified my experience, training and background.
I have learned to do the best in whatever I do because (for some odd reason) I always needed that experience later in life.
So when it came to lay offs, I was never laid off.
Instead, I could "evolve" to a completely new industry.
So while others around me got laid off -- I moved on.

A friend and I were discussing this the other day while playing golf. There are always times when you get an assignment you don't really care for. You can be one of the whiners or you can buckle down to it and get it done while the others are bitching. The next assignment will come along and everything will be rosy once again. I survived two major layoffs by volunteering for things that nobody wanted to add to their pile. One guy left to a different job and our section lead asked everyone at the table who wanted to take over his monthly report. Well, nobody did. It was a stupid report and nobody even read the damn thing. However, it was a contract requirement so someone was going to have to produce it. I raised my hand and took it over. I did it just like Dave did for three months and hated it and then I got to thinking about it. I asked myself why nobody read it and decided to make it more reader friendly. It took a little work, but over the next two months I turned that report into something everyone was talking about. The customer now loved it and I was told I was going to have to host a conference call every two weeks to discuss the ramifications of it with them. I did so and, in no time at all, was being hailed a hero by the customer (Treasury). This word made it to the people at the very top of my company and I received the highest level of performance review two years in a row and some nice out-of-cycle five figure bonuses.

All because I took over a report nobody wanted responsibility for.
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My wife received a $17K bonus last month from her firm. It was a combination of how well the company is doing, and an incentive to keep qualified people. She works very long hours and is well deserving of it.

I have little patience for the usual suspects whining about wage inequality with the available opportunities to excel, more than any other time in recent memory, both financially and from a career standpoint.
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The company I am with right now is HARD UP for ironworkers. The guys know it too, Mondays we typically get about 50% attendance. They literally cannot afford to fire anyone because there's steel going up all over the place and not enough guys to do it. Anyone who walks in the door and fills out an application will get hired for a trial period. We got guys with no drivers licenses, drug habits, guys who disappear for a few days because they got locked up. If you're a blue collar American with a work ethic times are pretty good.
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