Few 'Help Wanted' signs

  • Article by: LIZ FEDOR , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2009 - 11:32 PM

As the economy begins to get back on its feet, Minnesota manufacturers are in no hurry to increase their payrolls.

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oldbikerNov. 11, 09 9:27 AM

the economy is recovering, but companies are in no hurry to rehire? Which is it? You can't have it both ways.

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gfortmanNov. 11, 0911:09 AM

This is the "jobless" recovery.

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redorblueNov. 11, 0911:21 AM

The public sector jobs (MNDot, Teachers, Green, etc.) whose jobs relied on stimulus funding, go away when that funding is exhausted. Then another round of stimulus funding is required if the job were to continue. So stimulus jobs are smoke n mirrors, borrowed on the backs of future generations. Real-jobs that create wealth, like those in the manufacturing sector, are not happening right now. And by the way, can someone define for me, in a meaningful way, what is a green job? Much obliged, thank you.

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kenmcaNov. 11, 0912:50 PM

With out home construction and auto sale the economy will never recover. The 3% jump in the last quarter was all government spending and hiring. The construction industry won't come back until the government puts money in top end jumbo mortgages and no one is buying cars when they can't see and end to the Obama Recession. Yes the Obama recession; when he pushed the trillion dollar stimulus package to keep unemployment under 8% he took complete ownership of this economy and recession. Hey Obama, want to end the recession? Put money back in the jumbo mortgage market and cut the regulation on auto production, lock in today’s tax rate so business can plan for tomorrow, dump the Cap and Tax legislation, stop the governments take-over of health care and the economy will roar back.

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rmhartosNov. 11, 09 4:35 PM

The good old US of A will continue to shed jobs to off shore slave labor until the government intervenes. Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN just laid off its ENTIRE Information Technology department. Those jobs are all being sent to India with the misconception that this will save the company money. Soon, a Masters degree will provide you with a job flipping burgers or putting up drywall. How can we recover if we keep selling ourselves out? It’s a catch 22 given we want to save money and therefore purchase low cost products manufactured in foreign localities. I would be happy to pay a higher (normal) price for a quality product if it meant a job stayed within our borders. Most foreign countries practice this policy but we continue to cause our own demise.

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