Aint this what greasy tony been saying all the time?
US firm to close branch due to lack of employees Mon Mar 16, 3:06 pm ET US firm to close branch due to lack of employees AFP/File – A Filipino call center worker from the Florida, US-based Sykes Enterprises works in front of her terminal … TAMPA, Florida (AFP) – A Florida-based firm will soon close one of its North Dakota offices for a reason that seems unfathomable during the deepening US recession: it can't find enough employees to hire. Sykes Enterprises, which specializes in creating and maintaining computer customer care services for corporations, opened a telephone call center in Minot, North Dakota in 1996. Last May, management wanted to increase the number of employees to 450. Yet an unexpected thing happened: so few people applied for the Minot jobs that the Tampa-headquartered company will have to close the call center on May 10 -- a cutback by Sykes that will result in 200 people losing their jobs. "We've been working for several months there (in Minot) to find enough applicants for the work, since we have been experiencing significant growth in the US," said Sykes spokeswoman Andrea Burnett. She also told AFP that Sykes advertised for many months in the local Minot electronic and press media for applicants. The state of North Dakota has bucked the national trend which has seen the US economy hemorrhage 651,000 jobs in February, pushing the unemployment rate to a 25-year high of 8.1 percent and pointing to an ever-deepening recession. But the unemployment rate in North Dakota stood at just 5.1 percent, one of the lowest in the nation. And Minot in particular has been seemingly recession-proof with the city's economy being based on agricultural commodities and oil production, and with it being the home town of a US Air Force base. The micro-economies of all three are productive, leading to Minot's economic healthiness. Geography, demographics and weather may have kept outsiders from applying for the jobs. The sparsely populated state of just 640,000 residents is in the far northern Great Plains, one of the remotest regions in the contiguous United States. Parts of North Dakota, including the northwest where Minot, a city of about 40,000, is located, can be as cold as Alaska during winter months. Aint what greasy says true? A job dont owe you good money for working like some of you other people said. if they paid well than you guys want to paid for bein sick but what is said is when the illegals leave you guys wont take up the work. Why do you think no one wants the jobs here?
Asked By: Indian - 3/16/2009
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ha ha ha roflmao!! Listen to all of the excuses. Yes it is and he was right all along, apparently there are jobs Americans won't do...
Answered By: ♥♥Cheelicious♥♥♥ - 3/16/2009
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so a Filipino call center needs illegal Filipinos to work here, they must pay crap if not even the legal Filipinos want work there. Call centers where I live never are hiring, I should know, I tried to get a job there.
Answered By: Diablo - 3/16/2009
who knows, I don't think most people read all the internet jargon that guy spends all day collecting to post on here, I know I don't. I use my own 2 eyes to see the destruction illegals are doing, not the internet or some random Filipino call place. Plus, tony's a racist as we all know.
Answered By: Benett - 3/16/2009
There are illegals flooding over the border every day, there are tons of illegals that are unemployed in the U.S. just like everyone else, in face, illegals are leaving because they cannot find work, if those businesses can't even find unemployed illegals in the U.S. to work there, they need to look in the mirror... More
Answered By: Fletcher - 3/16/2009
Let's see..if I open a business in an area with a low unemployment rate, I can expect a flood of applications? That makes no sense, nor does the little quip about a filipino call center. Wouldnt they need filipinos to answer questions concerning filipinos? If we had a shortage of illegal aliens, maybe the... More
Answered By: American Man - 3/16/2009
I wonder how many of you have been to Minot. Minot is a farming community. If they really wanted to make a success with their applicants, they would have opened their call center in Fargo. Or even Grand Forks where the city folk live... More
Answered By: StoneCold - 3/16/2009
Uh!.....Uh!.......Uh!.......they don't pay enough!......Uh!.....It's too far!.......it's it's....Ah! I don't want to work! The Government is paying me to stay home... More
Answered By: GreasyTony - 3/16/2009
This is what occurs when a link is not provided... More
Answered By: Chief Whachusa - 3/17/2009
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