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Old 05-17-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:06 PM   #2
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If you don’t pay well for peoples skills it gets very hard during times of good employment to entice good people.
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Old 05-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #3
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Actually they are paying pretty well. I posted an article a while back from the WSJ about the boom times in Elkhart.. Elkhart Booming

I think it is more of a shortage of available workers. I’ve been to that area for repairs on my Cedar Creek (Topeka, IN). Pretty area but no way would I want to live there. It would just seem to me it would be a hard area to draw people to live and work even if wages are good.

You also know with that many job openings and a shortage of available skilled workers that many will be hired who are not qualified. They can be trained but that takes time and more importantly commitment from management. It happens all the time when companies grow fast.
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It's not only in IN. We took a tour of a Forest River plant in Hemet, CA and the plant manager said they are crying for help. He told us each plant has discretion and they changed to a $/hour system rather than piecework to try and get better quality. They made Sonoma and Wildwood.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:05 AM   #5
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Actually they are paying pretty well. I posted an article a while back from the WSJ about the boom times in Elkhart.. Elkhart Booming

I think it is more of a shortage of available workers.

I live in the area and can confirm that we're pretty hard up for workers. A few months back, the local news stated that the RV manufacturers and their suppliers have 20,000 more jobs than people to fill them. Current unemployment in Elkhart is 2.9% and still shrinking. Really, that means the only people that don't have jobs are those that don't want jobs.


I've never seen it so bad around here. Most places are now offering hiring bonuses (up to $500), extremely high hourly wages for the area (up to $20 an hour!), and very nice benefits packages. And they still can't find people. And trust me, $20 an hour for this area is good money.
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I live in the area and can confirm that we're pretty hard up for workers. A few months back, the local news stated that the RV manufacturers and their suppliers have 20,000 more jobs than people to fill them. Current unemployment in Elkhart is 2.9% and still shrinking. Really, that means the only people that don't have jobs are those that don't want jobs.


I've never seen it so bad around here. Most places are now offering hiring bonuses (up to $500), extremely high hourly wages for the area (up to $20 an hour!), and very nice benefits packages. And they still can't find people. And trust me, $20 an hour for this area is good money.
I see the welder jobs available....hope the wage is more than $20 an hour. They’ll never get skilled trades people hired at that wage. Not bad for unskilled workers though.
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I see the welder jobs available....hope the wage is more than $20 an hour. They’ll never get skilled trades people hired at that wage. Not bad for unskilled workers though.
For welding, it looks like that's still a pretty decent starting wage, according to salary websites. I don't know - we don't use or need welders where I work, so all I can do is google it. According to a few sites, average wage is around $36-38k a year, or $18.00-$19.00 an hour.
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I feel pretty good about our Rockwood ,looks like they're doing fairly well.
Our windjammer just rolled off the line. PDI at dealer went great, only found minor stuff.

Coachmen on the other hand, looks like it needs the entire plant.

I'd stay away from buying a coachmen.
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Look at the experience requirements for the various positions.
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Wow...an electrician...and they say he should be able to read prints...and know how to use a tape measure. pretty basic skills. Being an employer just sucks
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