Because these people are not employable. I have been trying to find a cashier for the last two weeks. A simple job of running a cash register and being nice to customers. I have been through around 100 applications and have only found 4-5 that even make the cut to get called in for an interview. Some interesting things on applications though: Under customer service skills: "im about good at that" Under previous employment: Employer Name: didn't have one Address: Don't know Phone number: phone book And best of all, when filling out an application it is a good idea to put a phone number on it to be contacted at. Really it should be this hard to find a qualified person to run a cash register. It isn't exactly skilled labor.