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    Default In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    This is what happens when your economy cooks:

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    Default Re: In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapiture View Post
    This is what happens when your economy cooks:

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    Default Re: In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    Probably take just as long to find skilled labour in SA.

    Lots of labour, but not enough skills, and then they have to be the right colour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jola View Post
    Probably take just as long to find skilled labour in SA.

    Lots of labour, but not enough skills, and then they have to be the right colour.

    USA is in that regard very much different than SA. Have been working and visiting UsA based firms lately.
    3% unemployement rate which is really actually the absolutely the unemployable and non job seekers.
    There is vacancy adds in almost every shopfront. From waiters, bus drivers engineers and the like.
    Trump has made the economy boom but closed the tap on expat so you really stuck where there is more available work than people.

    Go check out Indeed on the .com link and not the .co.za one. So many vacancies.

    The big reason they battle to fill technical jobs is because they have a culture of being specialised in a very narrow field. So now you have a electrical engineer that has skills in Motors but they need and engineers that has skills in switches.

    Thats also why they love us South African engineers as we normally have a much broader skills base per individual.
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    Default Re: In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    Are there really properly skilled people available for employment in SA ?

    Excluding, of course the unemployable (ie people who are excluded because of BEE / Affirmative action / etc).
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    Default Re: In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    USA has a lot of low skill work. Their automation is not necessarily as high as people expect. It takes time to change. They have also plenty illiterate people who have papers from school. There are wast differences in education. They have been getting a lot of immigrants. Most of the best minds in the world have wanted to go there. Also anybody willing to get rich by working but also those who do not have skills.

    There are many countries where engineering training is very narrow field. South African has been somewhere between. There seem to be tendency to make studies narrower where wide approach was used in the past.

    At present person doesn't need a lot of skills to find a job in Europe, where countries are basically paying people to come. USA may be more difficult to get into.


    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    USA is in that regard very much different than SA. Have been working and visiting UsA based firms lately.
    3% unemployement rate which is really actually the absolutely the unemployable and non job seekers.
    There is vacancy adds in almost every shopfront. From waiters, bus drivers engineers and the like.
    Trump has made the economy boom but closed the tap on expat so you really stuck where there is more available work than people.

    Go check out Indeed on the .com link and not the .co.za one. So many vacancies.

    The big reason they battle to fill technical jobs is because they have a culture of being specialised in a very narrow field. So now you have a electrical engineer that has skills in Motors but they need and engineers that has skills in switches.

    Thats also why they love us South African engineers as we normally have a much broader skills base per individual.
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    Default Re: In USA employers search 90+ days for skilled labor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jola View Post
    Probably take just as long to find skilled labour in SA.

    Lots of labour, but not enough skills, and then they have to be the right colour.
    and added to this is the part where employers are looking for "skilled" as in people with degrees or certifications only

    in many cases someone with say, 10years of experience is just as capable, and in most cases will quickly be able to fall in to the business, where as a fresh out of uni person still needs to figure out loads more before hitting the spot.
    but employers won't even look at MR10yrs

    over the last couple of months i have come across so many adds on pnet, careers 24 ect that want to pay people with degrees R15k pm, who with a degree would want to work for 15k?
    unfortunately you get what you pay for

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