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In Response to Re: Where Have All the Jobs Gone?:
I see young college graduates every day in my office at my full-time job...I also have 2 part-time jobs...Ask me where the jobs have gone..rofl. These young people need mentors. You guys ask where the jobs have gone and then overlooked the value of your numerous years of skills, experience and training. Some of the problem as I read these kids resumes is the educational sector. They are not preparing young students for jobs of the future. They give them all the wrong direction. I'll give you an example. The engineers I work with are all college graduates about to retire. Soon, there will be job openings for environmental engineers with good educational backgrounds in regulatory compliance, chemical engineering and mechanical design engineering. Yet, out of the number of college grads I see...1 in 25 are women. Why? And those who are qualified and have possibility are students who graduated from foreign universities.
From disaster, good often comes. NJ (my state) had a horrendous mess after Hurricane Sandy. This created jobs in construction, plumbing, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering to reconstruct devastated areas and make them safe for a future disaster. This is also true with the growth of solar energy in NJ. Many NJ residents are making the conversions. This requires the same type of skilled workers. If you can find a job, create a job. That's what I did. I found two part-time jobs on line. I'm sick of hearing about how bad jobs are...Does anyone even bother to check the kinds of job the online job sites are looking for? I recently turned down two copywriting jobs in two large companies...At 66, I'd love to retire in a couple of years.
Posted by Eleanore1946
Good post! Our whole education system has grown much too costly and doesn't prepare students for the real world jobs. Other nations are doing a better job especially in the early years. I don't believe their children are all brighter and more capable of studying hard than ours, but they do generally get more support and urging by their parents. Even here often the best performers in schools are children of relatively recent immigrants.