GoErie live chat focuses on economy, jobs

Mar 6, 2012 Full story: Erie Times News

Readers logged on to GoErie.com Monday afternoon to offer comments and questions about the status of Erie's employment situation and the problem of employers who are working for employees they can't find.

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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 6, 2012
Jack Bennett:

You have four universities in Erie County alone that are pumping out college graduates who are mostly looking for white-collar jobs.

These graduates don't want machinest-laborer type of jobs or the $8-an-hour service jobs.

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All that free college money to lubricate the

Education-Industrial Complex.

Why?

"There are lots of special interests driving the agenda," Rhee said.

"Testing companies, textbook companies and teachers unions" all play a role but there is "no organized national interest group for kids."

"Since there is no such entity," Rhee explained, "laws and policies skewed to those special interests which have billions of dollars and millions of people at their disposal."

Paul Peterson, director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, characterized an

"education-industrial complex, most notably the

powerful teacher unions, that pour vast sums into

political campaigns."

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Rouch:

(a) Not everyone should go to college;

(b) each student needs to understand the cost-benefit of their college education;

(c) brain drain -- as you aptly pointed out -- is an economics issue, not an "anti-Erie" issue.... It's also a "pro-growth" issue.
jrm

Dearborn, MI

#2 Mar 6, 2012
What about ppl that already where promised good jobs after graduation. No there arent no good jobs. Unless u no someone. I think erie is becoming a resort city. Best for graduates to do is leave after college

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#3 Mar 6, 2012
jrm wrote:
What about ppl that already where promised good jobs after graduation. No there arent no good jobs. Unless u no someone. I think erie is becoming a resort city. Best for graduates to do is leave after college
Erie a resort city? Name one resort in or around Erie? I mean, really.
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Mar 6, 2012
Penny from Tenney wrote:
<quoted text>Erie a resort city? Name one resort in or around Erie? I mean, really.
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Name one resort in or around Erie?

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The dark red area is the

"resort city dreams are made of"

http://zipatlas.com/us/pa/erie/zip-code-compa...
jrm

Dearborn, MI

#5 Mar 6, 2012
Penny from Tenney wrote:
<quoted text>Erie a resort city? Name one resort in or around Erie? I mean, really.
there is more restaurants and bars in this city the real good jobs. They r making a resort type neborhood where the old gaf was so.

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