08.30.12

You can be a waiter …

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Decline and Fall at 6:55 pm by George Smith

In the economy that produces nothing.

It’s not news that the jobs being “created” are in “industries” where it’s virtually impossible to make a decent living. But it’s good to see some statistics of the national abrogation:

The disappearance of midwage, midskill jobs is part of a longer-term trend that some refer to as a hollowing out of the work force, though it has probably been accelerated by government layoffs.

“The overarching message here is we don’t just have a jobs deficit; we have a ‘good jobs’ deficit,” said Annette Bernhardt, the report’s author and a policy co-director at the National Employment Law Project, a liberal research and advocacy group …

The occupations with the fastest growth were retail sales (at a median wage of $10.97 an hour) and food preparation workers ($9.04 an hour). Each category has grown by more than 300,000 workers since June 2009.

Some of these new, lower-paying jobs are being taken by people just entering the labor force, like recent high school and college graduates. Many, though, are being filled by older workers who lost more lucrative jobs in the recession and were forced to take something to scrape by.

The mid level job losses documented were wiped out in the economic collapse. They have not and will not come back, one professor indicates.

Remember: Stop your drinking, moochers, and hope for a lowering of the minimum wage.

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