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greenfire6
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« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2011, 11:17PM »

The world class onion growers in my area need to ship many millions of pounds of fresh onions each fall and winter.

Due to the driver shortage it is a struggle...
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« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2011, 04:24PM »

I've hauled many tons of onions before, but none from your area.  I've also hauled potatoes, fruit and other veggies from many areas.  Today I was hauling big rolls of insulation.
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« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2012, 10:20PM »

Jim, are you one of those semi drivers I hold my breathe from as as I pass you by on the interstate?
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« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2012, 11:29AM »

I'm not sure what you mean.

Clearfield, Utah --  Utility Trailer Mfg. is hiring about 140 people to keep up with orders for new trailers.
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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2012, 07:25PM »

Pendleton, Oregon - today - Keystone RV Mfg. - sign by the freeway said "Production Positions Now Available".
This sign is out again. 
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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2012, 08:37PM »

Verizon in Lincoln, Neb., has the banner out again.

Flying J travel plaza in Big Springs, Neb., hiring, too.
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« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2012, 01:18PM »

From Yahoo Finance page:  $120,000 per year jobs with no experience required -- Wireline Operators in Williston ,North Dakota.

"In the Bakken, if you have a pulse, you can get a job."

Let's see -- if I take I-75 to I-24, then ..... Wink
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« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2012, 05:32PM »

I am seeing a lot of HELP WANTED and NOW HIRING signs all over the country.  I hope all of you who need jobs can find them.
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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2013, 06:56PM »

There is still a big shortage of truck drivers.  There is good money to be made out here, and, sometimes, you can even get paid to drive to a CW show. Smiley
I've made it to 10 of my 17 shows in a truck. Wink
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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2014, 07:17PM »

Freight Car America has announced they will hire 150 to 200 more workers at the plant in Cherokee, Alabama.
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« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2015, 10:26AM »

Home Depot says it plans to hire 80,000 workers.
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2015, 08:17AM »

I've been in the construction field all my working life.  Right now, there is an incredible amount of projects being built/ready to be built.  There already is a shortage of skilled tradesmen.  Think things like electricians, carpenters, etc.  Trying to find someone who, for example, knows how to lay out a set of stairs is really tough. 

The problem of course is construction is mostly hard work.  It''s outdoors in all kinds of weather.  The only good thing is that pay is starting to creep up.  Here in Florida, a painter can make about $15 an hour (and yes, there's a big difference between painting your living room and painting, say a hospital room).  In Columbus, GA, painters are getting $25 an hour.

There is a certain level of skill required, and the only way you get it is by doing.  Unions have their good points (training) and their bad points (work rules).  In places like Florida, formal training is very difficult to come by.
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