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Where will they work?

I'm taking a computer class as an elective this semester. There are 166 people in it. Half of them are older people going back to school because they were laid off last year. This is just one section of one class. My school has record breaking enrollment this year and I know there are at least 20 other sections of this class online alone, plus all the ones that are held on each campus.

They all have basically the same story - factory for 15-30 years, never went to school, no real computer skills, majoring in computers or accounting for a 2 yr degree. A few criminal justice majors mixed in the bunch.

Where are all these people going to get jobs with these degrees? The factories where they worked are shut down or on skeleton crews. Even if they were at full force, they only need so many tech people and accountants. What happens 2 yrs from now when the millions of "uncounted" unemployed get out of school?


Asked by NotPanicking at 5:10 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • And most likely the jobs available will be part time hours and exempt form benefit coverage.

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:14 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • If the gov't cuts taxes and repeals the choking regulations, businesses could boom, and voila ! Prosperity !

    Progressive policies, liberal policies, Big Gov't policies can not work ! This has been proved over and over in real societies all over the world. This way of running a country creates misery and impoverishment.

    This is well known.

    But such policies DO garner power for the rulers, and DO make money for those who control where all the money flows.

    So, they really don't care about the misery.
    And those who follow them, who believe the rhetoric that the liberals are looking out for the little guy, are just being hoodwinked.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 5:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Waldorfmom hit the nail pretty much on the head.

    Answer by Carpy at 5:40 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • I totally agree with Wald. It's unfortunate so many choose not to see that when the employers lose money the employee stands to lose more. And if more employers shut down, the jobs the employees had will be gone. It is so important to have businesses succeed so that more people can stay afloat.


    Answer by SylviaNCali at 6:08 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • I also agree with Waldorfmom.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:56 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Oh, they'll get work. There are LOADS of companies who need computer technicians and accountants still.

    A better question is what wage they'll get. Many of them will take a HUGE cut from what they made before.

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:55 PM on Sep. 10, 2009