Rex O'Steen 
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Re: “'Announced' jobs aren't 'actual' jobs

It's not only the number of jobs, but the quality of the job. Is the job a feasible job for raising a family and being able to retire? Many jobs being created here pay so little money and benefits that they are not long-term feasible jobs.

Is the job long-term, or just a temporary 'gig ?' How many people will pass in and out of this job, because its working conditions are so poor?

In California, the county with the lowest rate of unemployment in the state is mostly a county of migrant workers. In the end, the whole county suffers, because its citizens can only afford food and shelter.


Job count is necessary but not sufficient to get the total picture. Jobs must be subject to certain constraints, or government will be picking up the costs, as the workers age and seek to improve through education. Defining a 30 hour job to be part-time with no benefits is not a feasible job for a head of household.

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Posted by Rex O'Steen on August 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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