U.S. Unemployment Rate is 9.1% so why can’t businesses find great employees?
Government assistance – promotes – “Why work?”
Unemployment benefits – promotes – I can get by!
Meal trucks – promote – here is a hand out!
Thrift stores – promote – you do not need much money to put clothes on your back.
Church food and clothes drives – promote – community support for those who do not (want) the means to work.
National (WELL KNOWN) Non profit agencies – fund current basic community needs and not anticipated solutions.
The questions I ask?
When are we going to stop putting the band-aid on and finding root cause solutions?
When are we going to start investing in our education, work ethics and self-respect to get people to want to work?
When are we going to educate our social, human and welfare services and many other “good will” agencies to stop their turf wars and work together to be more effective with the resources they have?
When are we going to redirect unemployment benefits and link them to job creation and work place volunteer programs?
When do we start focusing our attention to work regeneration AS PART of the support all of the above services give?
Lets face it 90% of folks are in work. Lets work on figuring out those who want a hand out instead of a hand up!
We need a plan like any business to move from current state to future state, but what we need is a plan TO DO SOMETHING THAT BUILDS and a vision to make the change.
If we really cared, as I know we do, we would change the way we do things today and start expecting more of people.
Just because people do not have jobs, does not mean they have no desire or will or heart.
It also means that we must all be more effective in finding solutions to rebuild communities that have a future for our children.
There is no crime in being unemployed or poor or not have the luxuries in life.
The real crime is in not finding solutions and spending time on sticking plasters.
We may care but we do not know how to take care of the problems. Taking care is about solutions!
Source of blog idea:
The unemployment rate in the United States was last reported at 9.1 percent in September of 2011.