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Do you think companies are purposely not hiring?

The more business owners I speak to, the more I hear the most interesting things. When the recession started in 2007-8, companies let go a lot of employees because of cost cutting efforts, the workers that were left ending up doing things originally done by 2 or 3 people withiut raises in pay. Now these companies are reaping record profits; why on earth would the even hire new people. The other interesting note is that I have heard that the pool of qualified and educated workers is getting smaller, also happening with less people applying for "ftrontline" work, tradesmen, laborers, or any job where a person possibly may have to get their hands dirty. Gas prices (although lower than most other countries in the world) are a major factor, both on the employer's and the employee side.

Asked By: Girl Rising - 6/8/2011
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They are not hiring due to the cost of 0bamacare... More
Answered By: RJC - 6/8/2011
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Yes. The private company I worked for used the economy as an excuse to cancel promotions even though profits were at an all time high.
Answered By: Papillon - 6/8/2011
 
One or two years of "record profits" do not justify hiring more people. Companies don't hire based on short term outlooks. They hire based on long term need. And with the economy still on shaky legs, most companies don't want to go on a hiring spree just because they have some extra work now, only to have to go through... More
Answered By: Mutt - 6/8/2011
 
no orders no income no use for more employees it is as simple as that
Answered By: red top - 6/8/2011
 
Sure..why not... More
Answered By: wendy c - 6/8/2011
 
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