Las Cruces misses out on chance to land IBM facility

Apr 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

IBM recently announced that it will open a facility in Baton Rouge, La., that'll bring that city 800 new jobs.

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800 system administration and software developer jobs lost because the leadership of las cruces sucks. Thanks for nothing you politicians.
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300,000 people in the population to work with a higher likelihood of having a degree
www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/louisiana/b...

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70,000 people where the teenage pregnancy rate pulls the median age of citizens down to 30 with over 25% of the population living below the poverty level
www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/new-mexico/...

You may be a linux engineer, but your isp shows you are working with a company out of Colorado, so you know the locals can't deliver the caliber of people needed in IBM's industry. They know what they are doing.

The local college is constantly hiring in the engineering departments yet not growing or improving graduation rates. The local students who make up the undergrad classes are being poorly taught by (mostly) foreign master's degree students with no field experience and poor ability to translate what they supposedly learned in their native language.

Local leadership can't deliver what the locals can't offer.
Elsie YesSir

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Las Cruces Linux Engineer wrote:
800 system administration and software developer jobs lost because the leadership of las cruces sucks. Thanks for nothing you politicians.
What "leadership"? Our city officials are too busy worrying about trivialities.
Ex- El Paso Resident

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chongjin wrote:
300,000 people in the population to work with a higher likelihood of having a degree
www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/louisiana/b...
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70,000 people where the teenage pregnancy rate pulls the median age of citizens down to 30 with over 25% of the population living below the poverty level
www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/new-mexico/...
You may be a linux engineer, but your isp shows you are working with a company out of Colorado, so you know the locals can't deliver the caliber of people needed in IBM's industry. They know what they are doing.
The local college is constantly hiring in the engineering departments yet not growing or improving graduation rates. The local students who make up the undergrad classes are being poorly taught by (mostly) foreign master's degree students with no field experience and poor ability to translate what they supposedly learned in their native language.
Local leadership can't deliver what the locals can't offer.
But they sure do know how to pay off an ex univerisity president after less than three years (golden parachute $500,000.00) and pay big bucks to the coach of a loosing football team.

Seems NMSU needs to re-examine their priroties.
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Elsie YesSir wrote:
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What "leadership"? Our city officials are too busy worrying about trivialities.
They're also too busy sucking.

BTW, Our city officials can't have corporations such as IBM taking up real estate around here. They need the land for strip clubs.

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