While it doesn’t confirm anything we don’t already know (people lost their jobs, unemployment is systemic and epidemic) it does ironically point to something.
People need to be reeducated and retrained for the changing face of the US workforce. While the “Educate to Innovate” campaign focuses on the future,we need results now for all those out of work. Propping up failed business models and offering handouts does not make for a renewable and revitalized economy.
Everyday I see dozens of jobs in the software and web programming field scroll by. I’ve talked to companies that are looking to hire dozens to hundreds of new employees, right now. Companies that need to grow their employee base by orders of magnitude over the next few years to keep up with the growing cyber security threat.
I know many people who would be golden if they had programming experience, traditional print designers that would be snapped up in a minute if they could do web design.
Why can’t millions be poured into creating a retrained workforce that would be immediately employable, which in turn means immediate paychecks, immediate tax contributions, and people buying. Hello revitalized economy.
Hell, the Cash for Clunkers money would have paid for millions of people to go to their local community college and pound out an AA in web design or computer programming – all the skills needed.
I fail to understand why this wouldn’t work. Anyone care to enlighten me?