Tuesday, June 07, 2005
From Craigslist.com: Labor Secretary Is The One Who's Disconneted
Labor Secretary is the one who's disconneted 06/06 17:59:36
"The skills gap. Our economy is making an unprecedented transition into high-skilled, information-based industries. This has created a disconnect between the jobs that are being created and the current skills of many workers." -Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor Sounds like she's disconnected from the real world. She and Bush are in severe denial. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I can't think of any profession, other than healthcare - particularly shortage of nurses and doctors in rural areas - have trouble in hiring. It seems everyone around me have stories to tell of how family members, friends, former coworkers are still unemployed, or took on survival jobs, or underemployed. .. many have advanced degrees and years of experience, not to mention those new graduates from top schools with engineering and business degrees. I assume she's not addressing the manufacturing sector since its outsourcing is old news.