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(Arizona Star)   Local newspaper spins straw into derp when Web site ranks Tucson the second-best city for job-seekers based on subjective factors that have nothing to do with finding a job   (azstarnet.com) divider line 10
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2013-01-12 03:24:37 PM  
I've heard their milk dairies can be pretty lucrative, just check out the reviews on amazon.
 
2013-01-12 03:51:29 PM  
I think one of the most important factors is coffee shops with good Wi-Fi and plenty of power outlets where you can pretend to work on your resume while playing online games.
 
2013-01-12 09:01:25 PM  
FTFA:
"I don't do housing anymore - there, you work at 6 cents per square foot, when it used to be 14 to 16 cents per square foot," Hano said. "Four or five years ago, you were making $1,500 a week. Now you're lucky if you make $350 to $400 a week."

Uhm, even $1,500/week is mandatory suicide level of fail. What could possibly motivate you to get up and go do something where they pay you right at nothing?

Well, I used to make a half a dog turd a month, but now I'm lucky if I make a squirt of piss a month. Durrr.

Maybe you should have paid attention in calc class, rather than spending all your time trading garbage pail kids stickers.
 
2013-01-13 12:22:45 AM  
People who wake up in the morning and go "I want to raise my kids in Arizona" need to be shot. Arizona is where old white people have gone to nuture fantasies of 1950's America like it was the best thing ever.
 
2013-01-13 12:49:04 AM  
Couldn't pay me enough to farking live in Arizona.
 
2013-01-13 09:01:43 AM  
Apparently there are no editing positions open at the Arizona Star, yet they still repeat paragraphs in the story:

"I hear from companies all the time that they are having trouble finding employees for certain job positions," Varney said. "You may think that these are highly specialized jobs requiring high education, but that's not always true. Sometimes, it's finding someone to do the books or finding great sales representatives.

/Because editors don't just grow on trees, you know.
//And because accountants don't require degrees in Arizona? Maybe not at the Arizona Star!
///My friend Ruiz will do the books for the cost of a Cracker Barrel lunch!
 
2013-01-13 11:02:15 AM  

Yaxe: People who wake up in the morning and go "I want to raise my kids in Arizona" need to be shot. Arizona is where old white people have gone to nuture fantasies of what they perceive to be 1950's America like it was the best thing ever.


FTFY.
I don't think derpy Arizonans would like to move back to a time unions were strong, minimum wage had a buying power of $10/hour today and the President actually used his power to shut down racist local officials violating the law instead of trying to play nice and hope they will grow up if we say "please" long enough.
 
2013-01-13 11:48:12 AM  

Yaxe: People who wake up in the morning and go "I want to raise my kids in Arizona" need to be shot. Arizona is where old white people have gone to nuture fantasies of 1950's America like it was the best thing ever.


Whatever, Tucson is nice. And not very derpy from what I've experienced. Though only been there twice to visit family.
 
2013-01-13 01:33:22 PM  
Local newspaper spins straw into derp when Web site ranks Tucson the second-best city for job-seekers based on subjective factors that have nothing to do with finding a job

And the paper quotes that rabid right-wing nutjob Raúl Grijalva in making its case. Ignore this article, it's just another outgassing of extremist propaganda to delude people into thinking Arizona is a desirable place to live.
 
2013-01-14 12:03:40 PM  

scarbachi: Yaxe: People who wake up in the morning and go "I want to raise my kids in Arizona" need to be shot. Arizona is where old white people have gone to nuture fantasies of 1950's America like it was the best thing ever.

Whatever, Tucson is nice. And not very derpy from what I've experienced. Though only been there twice to visit family.


As a long-time Tucsonan, I can tell you that the city sucks for job seekers. I know this because I spent pretty much my entire time there seeking a job that wasn't there. Please to say I am finally out.

Tucson has a cheap standard of living so maybe the metric says your welfare goes further down there. But with the university as such a big part of the city, finding a decent place to rent in town is overly inflated. My GF and I found a nice older 2/1 in a good spot in Phoenix for less than we would have rented it for in Tucson because, there, it would be rented to either a couple of well off college kids or 3/4 normal college kids for 150% of what we pay.

Jobs in Tucson are not plentiful by any stretch of the imagination and what is there is not creating a new industry of business. The University doesn't create jobs outside of what it can pull in from tuition and grants. The air force base (which should have gotten the axe when they did the closures) provides only the normal business that comes with having a military base of that size. Besides Raytheon, which is basically recognized as the good place to work in Tucson (who gets very little parts/services from local suppliers), two of the top three employers (besides the government) provide the city with mostly young transients. There are a few medical device outfits etc, as well, but by large, you are looking at jobs in the service or retirement sector if you are in Tucson.

I feel bad when I see articles like this because Tucson (and Arizona, for the most part) is caught up in the race to the labor pool bottom. Immigrants kept wages suppressed for a long time in Arizona and, now, there is no way to turn them around in Arizona. The state has double downed on 'drawing employers' but while cutting education. What does that mean? It means breaks for Amazon to come here and employ our cheap citizen labor in return for tax breaks. That's how hopeless this state is -- the best deal we can get is getting farked on both ends (wages/corporate taxes) and we celebrate it! A new call center with 200 jobs is front page news in Tucson. Target's warehouse distribution center was the big deal for months as Tucson waited for it to open and employ a few hundred folks.
 
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