Friday, April 18, 2014

Tim Walberg hosted a job fair?

That is what the headline of his weekly update says, "Rep Walberg Holds Job Fair to Help Connect Job-Seekers with Employers". And the first line reads, "Hosted a successful job fair in Jackson with almost 40 local employers who talked about their available job opportunities and to collect".

Frankly this makes me sick! Tim Walberg gets to look like he is a "job creator" when he is actually a "job killer" ... or at least the destroyer of quality jobs that pay well.

So what kind of "job creators" showed up to find all of those "job seekers"?

  • Advance Employment
  • Anchor Staffing
  • Employment Plus
  • Flexible Staffing
  • Manpower, Inc.
  • Robert Half Accountemps & Office Team
  • Xcel Staffing, Inc.

Wow! These appear to be temporary hiring agencies. You know, the companies that help other companies get dirt-cheap labor without having to provide benefits or income security.

Who else was there?

  • Careerquest Learning Centers
  • International Trucking School
  • Jackson Area Career Center
  • Jackson College
  • MIAT College of Technology
  • South Central University - Downtown Center

But these aren't job creators either, these are education and learning organizations whose only promise is that they will help you find a loan so you can go to school.

What about these?

  • Aflac
  • H&R Bock

Commission-only sales? Self-employment? Definitely not jobs! Probably there looking for customers.

  • South Central Michigan Works!
  • U.S. Staffing Agency

Aren't these employment programs created by the government that Tim Walberg wants to shut down? In any event, they don't create jobs. At least two-thirds of the participants at this event were NOT employers looking for employees.

There was a low-wage retailer, a shipper with a long history of exploiting its sorters and drivers and a few manufacturing and healthcare companies on the list. They probably had ten good jobs to offer between them and hundreds, if not thousands, of job applications setting in folders someplace for every job they have listed on their websites.

The two companies that got my attention were:

  • Christ Centered Homes
  • Personal Angels Advocates

If you are having trouble finding a job in the economy brought to us by Tim Walberg and the Republican Party, you might think about turning to prayer ... maybe Jesus will hire you?