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Monday, August 6, 2012

Boat Repair Job Opportunity

Below is an article about boat repair as a business.  Rogers City's public marina has seen a real jump in traffic so far this year.  We need a local mechanic to repair visiting boats that experience mechanical failure.  This is a great opportunity for any one with talent who is looking for work in a great location.  If you are interested, please contact Roger Wenzel, Harbor Master, or myself at 989-734-2191 or mslown@rogerscity.com
Here is the article from the Detroit Free Press:
August 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

Business insider: Boat repair positions still going unfilled

Dave Unger, co-owner of Detroit's Custom Enterprise boat repair shop, is still having trouble getting applicants to return calls for work, four months after a Detroit News story highlighted the problem. Even as Michigan's unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a point to 8.6 percent.
After the April 3 story was published, the shop was able to hire three employees who soon left, leaving a backlog of repair work, Unger said. The culprit: the lure of unemployment assistance or food stamps, he said.
Now Unger said he has five positions open — a yard worker, an upholsterer, a Fiberglas hull repairer, a marine transport driver and a marine mechanic — earning from $9 to $20 an hour, depending on experience.
Unger had applicants with extensive mechanic experience fail to return calls in the spring when he offered $32 an hour.
But he can't get callbacks now either, though people on unemployment are supposed to make good-faith efforts to find work.
He tries to get by doing what work he can himself.
"I turn down more work than I'm getting," Unger said Wednesday, adding that he is missing out on an uptick in repair business that is occurring now during a usually dormant period of the summer. "I'm just pulling my hair out."
Unger's conclusion: "I'm competing against the government" — and losing.

Contributors: Melissa Burden, Joanna Firestone and Richard Burr.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120802/BIZ/208020347#ixzz22mGqTRyW

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