Outlook for Kauai jobs grim - Hawaii Business

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Kauai's economy, which is less diversified and more dependent on tourism than Oahu's, will see its largest contraction in jobs since Hurricane Iniki wreaked havoc on the Garden Isle in 1992, First Hawaiian Bank economic adviser Leroy Laney said during an annual overview of the island's economy.
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reinvision laie

Honolulu, HI

#81 Sep 15, 2009
this whole state is anti-business let alone Kauai. They shot themselves in the foot with the whole super ferry debacle. Hawaii needs to ditch the whole tourism thing and go to agriculture. Tourism is so up and down, but everybody needs to eat.
Captain Sun Cruise

Hilo, HI

#82 Sep 15, 2009
Yes, it's the SuperDUperFerry.

That and space aliens.;)
quebert

Bowling Green, KY

#83 Sep 15, 2009
Hey, hey Kauai! No worries, you can just sell your ag products at the large markets on Oahu. Oh yeah, that whole SF thing, guess you won't be able to afford to ship your products over here, too bad. Enjoy your surfboards. Oh yeah, all the materials for boards are imported, expensive, yeah, too bad.
doi

Honolulu, HI

#84 Sep 16, 2009
You people on Kauai can always get jobs at Wal Mart. Oh wait that's a minimum wage job. Good luck in paying your mortgages. You can always sleep on the beach like the homeless.
no need

Honolulu, HI

#85 Sep 16, 2009
Big Save is the worst run store chain in the state.
But that's okay, cuz they are serving the worst kine people in the state. match-match!
quebert

Bowling Green, KY

#86 Sep 16, 2009
Get angry, but your residents got what you wanted, and you were completely vocal about how undesirable folks from Oahu were. Take the consequences, and no, we all AIN'T in it together your opinions of other residents were quite clear on that. As were the opinions given on "fat, white, haoles". Don't start whining now. It's your ball, you play the game out.
alarmclock

Kapaa, HI

#87 Sep 16, 2009
quebert wrote:
Get angry, but your residents got what you wanted, and you were completely vocal about how undesirable folks from Oahu were. Take the consequences, and no, we all AIN'T in it together your opinions of other residents were quite clear on that. As were the opinions given on "fat, white, haoles". Don't start whining now. It's your ball, you play the game out.
I haven't seen any whining from Kauaian's. The article had comments by UH economists. It was followed a few days later by an article on how bad Mauai's economy is. Yeah, Kauai is generally struggling, times are hard, and many people unhappy and hurting. But the economy is a statewide (nationwide) phenomenon. The most whining I've seen here has been from Oahu residents who got their feelings hurt because a few people opposed to the SuperFerry said not nice things about Oahu, its big population, their vehicles, and their crime rate. All anyone had to do was read these forums to realize there were some Oahu people that Kauaians didn't want getting anywhere near their island, ESPECIALLY with their car. Most of the whining is coming from another island. Kauaians are dealing with it as best they can, like everyone else, as they always have, before or after SuperFerry.
HanaHou

Honolulu, HI

#88 Sep 16, 2009
alarmclock wrote:
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I haven't seen any whining from Kauaian's. The article had comments by UH economists. It was followed a few days later by an article on how bad Mauai's economy is. Yeah, Kauai is generally struggling, times are hard, and many people unhappy and hurting. But the economy is a statewide (nationwide) phenomenon. The most whining I've seen here has been from Oahu residents who got their feelings hurt because a few people opposed to the SuperFerry said not nice things about Oahu, its big population, their vehicles, and their crime rate. All anyone had to do was read these forums to realize there were some Oahu people that Kauaians didn't want getting anywhere near their island, ESPECIALLY with their car. Most of the whining is coming from another island. Kauaians are dealing with it as best they can, like everyone else, as they always have, before or after SuperFerry.
They don't call you alarmclock for nothing huh bra. Nobody likes it when the alarm goes off and reminds you that its time to wakeup. You are like that snooze button once activated it keeps doing that same thing. I think the real reason you transplanted construction workers blocked the SF is because it allowed contractors the ease of transportation. You didn't want the competition from Oahu so you guys resorted to criminal acts to stop the SF. So now you have come to Honolulu to work. Kinda two faced don't you think? Its either that or go back to California where its even worse. I hate to say it but what Kauai needs is another Iniki after all thats what brought those transplant there in the first place. Keep praying I know you are.
alarmclock

Kapaa, HI

#89 Sep 16, 2009
HanaHou wrote:
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They don't call you alarmclock for nothing huh bra. Nobody likes it when the alarm goes off and reminds you that its time to wakeup. You are like that snooze button once activated it keeps doing that same thing. I think the real reason you transplanted construction workers blocked the SF is because it allowed contractors the ease of transportation. You didn't want the competition from Oahu so you guys resorted to criminal acts to stop the SF. So now you have come to Honolulu to work. Kinda two faced don't you think? Its either that or go back to California where its even worse. I hate to say it but what Kauai needs is another Iniki after all thats what brought those transplant there in the first place. Keep praying I know you are.
Only I call myself alarmclock for nothing. But I'm not a construction worker. Some protestors probably were. There are lots on Kauai. Chances are good some would be at the protest. Some were teachers. Some lawyers. Some were surfers. Some were probably rich and some I know would be considered poor. Landscapers. Stay at home moms. Students. Some were born and raised on Kauai. Some elsewhere. Light skin. Dark skin. Some in-between skin colors too. I could probably go on but those are just the ones I know of.

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