The national unemployment rate remains over 9% and Montana's rate is still near 8-percent, so you might be surprised to hear Al Dosch of Al's Diesel in Cut Bank say he can't find workers. Al blames the structure of the current structure of unemployment and welfare benefits.
"Right now, If I could find 'em, I would hire 10 more workers by tomorrow morning." If we could find people who have a general idea of what we're doing and "wants to work, we'll even train them." He says, don't get me wrong, there are people out there who need our help, but too many able-bodied people would rather take what the government will give them and not have to work. If he could sit next to President Obama and suggest what's needed to create jobs, he would first say re-structure the welfare-unemployment structure and make all able-bodied people work.