Education is the key to jobs; Jobs are the key to Guilford’s sustainability

The image “https://i0.wp.com/www.forwardgreensboro.com/images/man3.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. I don’t have to tell you that this area is in an economic flux, and it’s been widely reported here already.

But it still stings when there’s another report of a plant closing or cutbacks or layoffs in various industries all over our area.

When more than 90 people apply for one writing job at a particular college’s PR department, that says something. (I was one of those 90 people)

When 150 people apply for one office job at a local school, that says something. (I’m not proud, I was one of those 150)

The image “http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Vu8qZ6HzsBFsaM:http://www.careerpath.co.uk/job%2520search%2520case%2520study%2520reduced.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. People in this area need jobs, me included.

So far, this year, I’ve been subbing about 2 days a week in Randolph County, but all-in-all, I’ve been in the local job market since the late summer. The campaign keeps me busy, but I still need to work (if you’re hiring or know of anyone hiring out there, e-mail me).

Many people in Guilford County and in the larger Piedmont Triad region hold the same dilemma.

The image “http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:HHgMU0jMez4iyM:http://lh3.google.com/_JAOZ20y9NjI/RzjdFrYvnFI/AAAAAAAABwg/SwG97EniqOw/s800/IMGA0187.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. I don’t have to tell you that this area failed to diversify its economy, and that was the fault of our elected leaders to do just that. That too has been widely reported, ad nauseum. But education is the key for our young people to get good jobs, especially strong vocational education (which I wholeheartedly support). And good paying jobs are the key to Guilford’s vitality.

E.C. 🙂

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2 Responses

  1. Nice article about you in today’s High Point Enterprise!

  2. Thank you, much appreciated.

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