Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wal-Mart Creates 3,000 New Jobs So Far in June

Logan, Utah: 350 new jobs (average wage $10.98 per hour)

Conway, SC: 400 new jobs ($11.29 per hour)

Miamisburg, OH: 200 new jobs ($11.34 per hour)

Weaverville, NC: 350 new jobs ($11.30 per hour)

Durham, SC: 530 new jobs ($11.30 per hour)

Charlotte, NC: 300 new jobs ($11.30 per hour)

Jefferson City, MO: 350 new jobs ($11.27 per hour)

Metairie, LA: 300 new jobs ($11 per hour)

Carlyle, IL: 50 new jobs ($11.70 per hour)

Phoenix, AZ: 120 new jobs ($11.17 per hour)

Cocoa, FL: 220 new jobs

16 Comments:

At 6/21/2009 9:53 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...


Miamisburg, OH: 200 new jobs


200 high churn jobs that aren't even a drop in the bucket. Never mind the practices of that particular company placing them as an organ of the PRC, from their junk to their thugs-on-a-jet.

Perhaps you would notice the departure of GM and NCR, then notice the large hole that metropolitan area has.

They are the reason why you don't give up worker(hint:ones that also protect non-union workers) protection laws.

 
At 6/21/2009 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retail is a "high churn" sector. People move in, people move out, people move up. 200 people will occupy these jobs though...which is something.

NCR left because of the business environment. They didn't even give the local chamber an opportunity to come up with a better package.

State "worker protection" laws lead to higher unemployment.

 
At 6/21/2009 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sethstorm,

You are incable of learning. That alone means you couldn't get a job at Wal-Mart.

 
At 6/22/2009 6:01 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...


NCR left because of the business environment. They didn't even give the local chamber an opportunity to come up with a better package.

I don't think NCR would have given them a chance. The most warning given was a deviation in protocol by giving Old River to a historical entity. Honestly, I'm surprised nobody's picked up on it given the size of the company.

If it doesn't unseat the mayor (who has fiddled w/ her hat collection while the city burned), I don't know what will. I'll acknowledge that the city sat idle while NCR decided on trickery to get out after Hurd did.


State "worker protection" laws lead to higher unemployment.

Given the hostile climate and such departures from humane practices (such as NCR up to the late 80's), I would beg to differ. They fill a void that companies won't.



Retail is a "high churn" sector.

Which is why it is only a drop in the bucket. More permanent jobs that don't require a clearance are needed - and to be less stringent on qualifications as well.


You are (incapable) of learning

Actually, they don't want people who have some sort of intelligence. They want clean slates in terms of levels of intelligence. It makes it easier for them to find warm bodies to read scripts showing their "virtues".

 
At 6/22/2009 8:24 AM, Blogger 1 said...

Well it seems that sethstorm just can't learn from his/her previous mistakes: "200 high churn jobs that aren't even a drop in the bucket. Never mind the practices of that particular company placing them as an organ of the PRC, from their junk to their thugs-on-a-jet"...

Yes another silly and rather pointless comment by someone who is long on whine and short on solutions...

So sethstorm, how come YOU don't go out and hire 200 people and pay them the wage YOU think is, 'fair'?

Unlike you sethstorm, WalMart is actually accomplishing something...

 
At 6/22/2009 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"200 high churn jobs that aren't even a drop in the bucket."

So it would be better that no jobs would be created?

You live in a strange world.

 
At 6/22/2009 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shop at WalMart and support its right to exist under any business strategy it chooses. That said, I wonder how many jobs were displaced when WatMart opened and hired the 200; in other words, a net job gain/loss number would be more meaningful. Anyone familiar with the situation have a net jobs number?
JCarr

 
At 6/22/2009 9:16 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...


That said, I wonder how many jobs were displaced when WatMart opened and hired the 200; in other words, a net job gain/loss number would be more meaningful. Anyone familiar with the situation have a net jobs number?

As far as I know, it's a move to a larger capacity store.

Most likely, no displacement unless you count the old building.

 
At 6/22/2009 9:26 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...


So it would be better that no jobs would be created?

No, it would be better if 200 lower-churn jobs were created.

 
At 6/22/2009 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Actually, they don't want people who have some sort of intelligence. They want clean slates in terms of levels of intelligence."

You display an astonishing level of ignorance, sethstorm. You are just making up s**t as fast as you can to meet your own unrealistic worldview. Life will go on without you, dead ender.

 
At 6/22/2009 10:41 AM, Blogger sethstorm said...


Anonymous said at 6/22/2009 10:19 AM

Try living in a city that Forbes couldn't speak well of, even if it was paid to do so.

It might be smooth sailing in your locality, but it is far from it here. High-churn jobs don't replace the jobs that have been lost, and these don't even come close if they did.

 
At 6/22/2009 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart creates 3,000 new jobs in June and this is good for the person getting one of these jobs. The far better source of new jobs is manufacturing and it is sad we are witnessing a celebration of "new" retail jobs.

According to a 2006 report from the Kentucky Cabinent for Economic Development this is the impact of adding 100 retail jobs vs. 100 manufacturing jobs:

Retail Trade adds 147 jobs
Manufactring adds 416 jobs

Retail Trade adds $6,459,000
Manufacturing adds $29,346,000

Wal-Mart displaces other retailers and the net effect is a loss of community with little job creation.
When manufacturing jobs are lost to China the loss is devastating. Combine this with Wal-Mart's procurement from chinese State Owned Enterprises and the celebration becomes a wake.

 
At 6/22/2009 11:49 AM, Blogger Robert Miller said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 6/22/2009 11:58 AM, Blogger Robert Miller said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 6/22/2009 12:01 PM, Blogger Robert Miller said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 6/22/2009 12:09 PM, Anonymous John Galt said...

Robert Miller:
"The rules of life on Earth for the past 4 billion years haven't changed just because we have government now. Capitalism works in concert with those rules. Socialism and the Nanny State tries to work against those rules, and fails 100% of the time."

I completely agree.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home