Why Sam’s Club job offers are hard to find
There’s a reason why most strip clubs in the country are closed: The job market is too hard for the majority of job seekers.
A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which was published in the journal Work, found that the average unemployment rate among the country’s full-time job seekers is nearly 30%.
The median annual salary for the job seekers in the study was $50,000.
That’s a huge gap, and it’s one that’s largely kept the jobs available for people like Sam’s club worker James.
It’s also why there’s a lack of information on how much the typical strip club employee makes, which has contributed to the difficulty in finding a job that suits him.
So far, James has worked at three strip clubs, which all have a total of seven employees.
He earned about $2,000 per week in his first job at Sam’s.
Now, he’s making just over $2 a hour at his second job.
“I think there’s probably a lot of people that can’t make that much because of their level of education,” he said.
“And there’s definitely a stigma attached to a high school education.”
But even though the unemployment rate for full-timers is so high, many of the people who do have jobs still find themselves struggling to make ends meet.
The study found that a third of all jobs in the U.S. don’t pay enough to keep a family together, while 22% of those that do offer pay less than half of what a full-timer makes.
For many workers, it’s a struggle to make it through the day.
But with Sam’s being a relatively small strip club, it doesn’t have the financial clout to compete against the larger strip clubs that offer similar amenities and salaries.
“It’s very much a small community that does a lot to attract a lot,” said Sam’s employee Nicole Kavanagh.
“We’ve got our own website, a local radio station, a bar, everything we need.”
But it’s not just the money that keeps many people employed.
It also seems that many of them don’t have many options when it comes to what to do after work.
“There’s a lot more choices available,” Kavanag said.
So how do you stay at home?
And how do the workers get there?
“If you’re doing something that’s not necessarily the most socially-acceptable way to work,” said Kavanah, “you’re not going to be able to find a job.”
While Kavanaghan said she’s “always been interested in being a professional,” she hasn’t been able to get a job at any of her clubs.
“Because I’m not good at it,” she said.
But there are other options out there, such as getting a degree, getting an apprenticeship or joining a union.
Kavanahan has a few suggestions for other young people who want to pursue careers in entertainment.
“If I can get that first job, I want to get it to go to where I can make more money and I can have a life,” she added.
And Kavanghan is hoping that her success will help other people like her.
“That’s really the only way to make sure you have a future and you can have that.”