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?
Answer by Sisteract at 9:14 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 5:32 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
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
Answer by mancosmomma at 7:56 PM on Sep. 10, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 8:55 PM on Sep. 10, 2009