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  •  Doing the math (5+ / 0-)

    The current number of UI claimants in Wisconsin varies with the season and over the last year seems to have oscillated around 90,000.

    This move will therefore force employers to receive and consider another 180,000 resumes per week - most of them presumably just being submitted to cover this increased quota whether or not the applicant's skills match the job - so about 10 million more each year.

    Most companies spend something not entirely dissimilar to $100,000 per employee each year that goes into pay, benefits, office space, phones, heat, furniture, IT, equipment etc etc.  So that's about $1/minute and up.  So if HR spends 2 minutes looking over each and every resume they get, that's $20 million down the tubes each year even presuming that they don't actually take the time to respond with a negative.

    I'm sure that Wisconsin businesses will thank the GOP for this increase in the cost of hiring.

    P.S. Mark, your links seem a bit broken, if decipherable.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:12:22 PM PDT

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