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Old September 15th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by A.Nonymous View Post
I disagree. Employers here aren't required by law to offer insurance at all. If it was a huge part of the reason why people aren't hiring, they just wouldn't offer it.
No, but the benefits package as a whole is a viable way to attract and retain quality employees vs the competition. And it is not a tiny portion, most employers spent 20-30% of an employees salary/wages on health insurance. That is not including 401k match, dental, life, paid time off, etc.

Most companies are smart enough to not hire a full time employee to fill a position that is only needing to be filled an average of 1-2 days a week.
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