Vox Pop-July 31
Where are the unemployed?
Having been through the drill of trying to get a decent job in Brainerd I may have an answer for you. People are unemployed because most of the companies in Brainerd hire part-time so they don’t pay health insurance, vacation and sick pay, etc. If you hire someone at minimum wage and expect them to be able to pay their rent, health insurance, etc., it’s not really practical. If there’s even one child in the family they’re going to pay daycare which is high. Why don’t you ask, “Why don’t I pay them enough to work for me?”
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