Job Summit and Local Jobs

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

With the nation's jobless rate now at more than ten percent, the government is putting more focus on job creation.

President Obama met with business leaders, economists and more in a job summit Thursday to discuss job growth.

Manpower's staffing service supervisor, Sandy Brown, says she's still seeing quite a few layoffs in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Brown believes Thursday's summit could have been more beneficial to the work force if more people were involved.

"I'm somewhat disappointed that they didn't include the Chamber of Commerce and the American Federation for Small Businesses in this summit. The people attending this summit are leaders that may not have been actively down in the trenches with the rest of us, and know what's happening on a day to day basis," Brown said.

Brown also adds that when it comes to local job openings, the one occupation they're actually having trouble filling is telephone service technicians.

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  • by Todd Location: Marietta on Dec 4, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    We can report on government still believing it can create jobs but still nothing on the greatest scam in history? Climate-gate! Why does WTAP always sell out the citizens and cover up things? I have a good idea in this case. Being tied to NBC/GE comes to light. They will lose billions in contracts without the scam. Wouldn't it be nice to have REAL investigative reporters like we used to that cared about the people instead of the politicians?
  • by randy Location: parkersburg on Dec 3, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    the stimulus has done little to help the economy and jobs. It will only serve to put our country further in debt and will mean only one thing in the not so distant future, tax increase. Plus, with gas on the increase again, it will mean less money in consumer pockets for spending which is 2/3 of the economy. Our leaders in Washington just don't get it, they would rather bicker of who is at fault for the "party crashers" than do something about our continued path to destruction over the past decade. Greed rules the day. During the depression, government threw money at it and it did nothing except make a select few wealthy while taking over 10 years for the economy and jobs to rebound. Same scenario here. when government controls the statistics, they will give you numbers they want you to have and feed you propaganda through media until we are sick of it or create another story to take the public eye off of things that matter while settling up in a back room in Washington.
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