I went to yet another friend’s place of work yesterday. His mother is a manager at the store. I asked them how things were going in the job market and here’s what she had to say.
Thanks to the lack of jobs for people with a higher level of education, people with masters degrees are applying for jobs at Borders! This serious lack of jobs for those with higher levels of education has created a short fall that is trickling down into every place in society. If those with college degrees get the small jobs that are typically filled by those without degrees, it leaves a whole society of younger, less educated or even older folk who can’t get the education high and dry. This has to stop!
We made a start at this last time with the education system. If we can get the education system on track we can get the teachers back to teaching, which is a start in freeing up the jobs they took for those without degrees. The next step is to give the schools more money so they can help more students as well as create jobs for people helping those students. Having been in a community college and an active part of the school community, I know that there needs to be more of an emphasis on spending money in the classroom and not in administration. More money in the schools means students don’t have to pay as much, which means more students can afford to go to school. With a higher percentage of the population with college degrees as compared to our current paltry rates compared to the rest of the state, this should give corporations incentive combined with low real estate prices to expand here and create jobs. This will help to employ those just getting out of college as well as pull up those with degrees from jobs that are typically filled by those with less education.
A second step to the recovery process would be to give forgivable small business loans to those who have a proven and working business plan and application. For each full time long term position created and filled in their business, a small percentage of the loan will be forgiven. The more full-time positions they create and fill, the lower their balance will be on the loan, which will give a strong incentive to the business owner to create long-term, full-time positions over short-term, part-time ones. And see… I didn’t even have to become Adouchi for this one!
With schools now focused and working with their bigger budgets, more education given to the community. Large corporations will take notice and start creating much needed jobs for those in the area. Thanks to the incentive program more small business owners are working hard to also create jobs and give the community a hand. Thanks to the powers of my fellow super heroes the community fights together as one to help these companies thrive and grow. The employment problem begins to fade all together… the day is saved… For now.