Good grief, really? I used to work in the Cambridge area for decades, and I don't remember hearing of such high pay. Now, I've been mostly NH for ~20yrs, so doubtless things have changed, but that's silly high pay for basic labor...He is referring to union prevailing wage jobs out near boston. You can be a laborer on state jobs, based on location. Prevailing wage in boston is $55. So if you work for a company as a entry level laborer that does highway construction, minimum wage in this case would be $55, minus union dues etc of course.
I think the caveat here is the word 'train'.problem is today nobody is willing to train people who don't have experience. that is the Archille's heel. How does anyone expect to gain experience if they want to learn without being taught........
Non Union jobs with no drug testing requirement. Any job that originates from the state and all sub contractors underneath have to get this rate.He is referring to union prevailing wage jobs out near boston. You can be a laborer on state jobs, based on location. Prevailing wage in boston is $55. So if you work for a company as a entry level laborer that does highway construction, minimum wage in this case would be $55, minus union dues etc of course.
I agree 100% with getting the word out, obviously based on our experience and feedback here, indeed is probably not the platform. As far as pay goes, if someone is worth the "big bucks", i can usually tell within the first 2 minutes of a conversation if they are the real deal....and its been a while since we have come across one.If you want experienced help and you can't get people, you're either not paying enough or you're not getting the word to the right people. The only place you'll find experienced people is at your competitors. Presumably you know who those are, find out who works there and make them an offer.
Non Union jobs with no drug testing requirement. Any job that originates from the state and all sub contractors underneath have to get this rate.
My Landlord does these jobs from time to time, but then struggles to get the employees to show up for regular paying work. So he stays away from them altogether.
IMO too many incentives have been thrown out there by our government for people to not work. About 2 years ago I think it was a couple of young fellows were laid off for a little while. People kept in touch though, and when they came back the story was they were making as much or more in government hand outs than working.We have been struggling finding new employees, specifically machinists for our shop since beginning of the pandemic. We use indeed mostly for our job postings, have not had great luck with craigslist or facebook adds. Our benefits, salary etc, are in line and even above most of the other locally posted jobs as far as benefits, time off and salary. The majority of our current employees have been here for over 10 years. So employee retention has never been a problem. Has anyone found other platforms to be more or less successful when posting jobs? We try to hire experienced guys, who do not need training, but its looking like this is becoming harder and harder to come across.
My wife worked with a physical therapy company that laid folks off due to the pandemic. The had the extra 'pandemic' money for a time, but I don't think that is still going on as I heard that those funds expired along with the unemployment benefits altogether as they were on them for too long.In the end I think a good portion of the problem is the government has incentivized NOT going to work. I could be wrong here, but that's my sense.
Yes, but that difference is very high.Right, that's why I mentioned "So, it may depend on what the state benefits are in your area.".
Are you just needing someone to do tedious and boring work or do you want a team player that can help you build the baddest machine shop ever?