Isle jobs flying away

Isle jobs flying away

There are 91 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Isle jobs flying away. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

The state says recent airline shutdowns could trigger thousands of more job losses and stall the economy STORY SUMMARY READ THE FULL STORY Hawaii's economic growth could fall to zero and its jobless rate could ...

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HawaiianBrian

Wailuku, HI

#1 Apr 10, 2008
Narrow economic base + overpopulation = future economic collapse in Hawai`i.

Since: Mar 08

Irvine, CA

#2 Apr 10, 2008
I agree with HawaiianBrian. Too much emphasis has been placed on Tourism and its 'plantation mentality'(i.e. overseas landlords), predictable 'brain drain' of our talented youths to greener pastures on the mainland, increasing mental stresses due to continuing economic depressions, and alarming increasing economic gap between the 'haves and have-nots'. WHAT PRICE PARADISE?
Big Okole

Norfolk, VA

#3 Apr 10, 2008
If Hawaii was more business friendly they would not have to rely so much on the tourist industry.
jerry

Harbor Beach, MI

#4 Apr 10, 2008
It's a Good thing Hawaii has the US Armed Forces there!
John W Bienko

Ottawa, Canada

#5 Apr 10, 2008
The impact of these bankrupt companies on the employees and collateral companies is tragic indeed. It is apparent that there was significant failure in the management of these companies by the executives.
These companies received major financial and infrastructure support from the public purse.
The executives awarded themselves considerable salaries amd bonuses. All based on short term policy- not the long term interests of the state and the employees who actually created the revenue.
Clyde

Ewa Beach, HI

#6 Apr 10, 2008
National unemployment rate rose from 4.8% to 5.1% in March 2008 as reported by the Dept of Labor Statistic, April 4, 2008.
Lele

San Diego, CA

#7 Apr 10, 2008
John W Bienko wrote:
The impact of these bankrupt companies on the employees and collateral companies is tragic indeed. It is apparent that there was significant failure in the management of these companies by the executives.
These companies received major financial and infrastructure support from the public purse.
The executives awarded themselves considerable salaries amd bonuses. All based on short term policy- not the long term interests of the state and the employees who actually created the revenue.
So what part of coming to Hawaii to "give Aloha the final push don't you understand" or is this type of management allowed in your America? Ornstein should burn in hell!
Chris

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#8 Apr 10, 2008
There used to be a saying that anyone in the airline business got paid twice what they would in any other industry-and that was everybody not just pilots. Not so true after deregulation but its still going to be difficult to get new jobs that paid like the old ones.
greedi no

United States

#9 Apr 10, 2008
Eh Big A & Jerry; You guys no understand Hawaii.What we no need is moreOut siders to tell us how to be dependent on them. What we kanaks gotta do is grow your own. Then you no need wait for the bread plane that no going come cause no can afford gas unless they charge you more for the bread that no going come ,etc. You can only become unself-sustaining to a point.Then it becomes subservient to da(Right?) outsiders.
Mokebla

Portland, OR

#10 Apr 10, 2008
I grew up when sugar was #1, pineapple was#2 and toursium #3 and something told me it was time to leave my homeland. Today if we still had sugar we would have fuel.Back then Hawaii was simple, today its complex with to much big goverment. Hawaii needs to think out side of them selves.
Ainokea4u

Lihue, HI

#11 Apr 10, 2008
More belt tightening coming....

replace the pulehu steak with spam.

replace the shoyu poki with sardine.

replace the poi with pork and beans...weenies optional.

life in hawaii is on a budget...with all these jobs being lost...what next? more homeless shelters built? when does the state say "enough is enough" and when do they start to take care of it's own? soon the only one's owning land will be foreigners. in 30 years there will be no true full blooded hawaiians left.

all because we neva take care of the little things.
berrys

San Diego, CA

#12 Apr 10, 2008
All eggs + one basket= Trouble
I think I heard that one before.
maui haole

Portland, OR

#13 Apr 10, 2008
Looks like it might be time for the legislature to pass out those $1 tax rebates to everyone.

The raise taxes on all the other working stiffs over there!
Jojo

Honolulu, HI

#14 Apr 10, 2008
Are there many more jobs for those without college degrees in Hawai'i than for those who have a Bachelor's degree? The headmaster at Punahou in his graduation address always tells the parents that most of their kids will never return to Hawai'i after they go off to college on the mainland. It's called "brain drain". I assume the Iolani Headmaster tells his parents the same.
Jojo
Jojo

Honolulu, HI

#15 Apr 10, 2008
I know they need hundreds of journeyman carpenters and other trades to build and renovate all military housing on O'ahu. You have to be able to pass the equivalent of a 7th grade math test. Most DOE grads in Hawai'i cannot pass the test...so the unions have been recruiting on the mainland. God help us.

Jojo
Jojo

Honolulu, HI

#16 Apr 10, 2008
If it weren't for the "educated" baby boomer California haoles moving to Hawai'i to retire...Hawai'i would be the dumbest state in the nation. Wait...what am I saying...we ARE the dumbest state in the nation. We're the new Mississippi.(80% of all DOE students do not read at grade level.)

Jojo
Jojo

Honolulu, HI

#17 Apr 10, 2008
The DOE hires people without a Bachelor's degree to be substitute teachers. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing...but there are jobs substitute teaching.

Jojo
Big Okole

Norfolk, VA

#18 Apr 10, 2008
Jojo wrote:
Are there many more jobs for those without college degrees in Hawai'i than for those who have a Bachelor's degree? The headmaster at Punahou in his graduation address always tells the parents that most of their kids will never return to Hawai'i after they go off to college on the mainland. It's called "brain drain". I assume the Iolani Headmaster tells his parents the same.
Jojo
and the Saint Louis Headmaster tells the football players they have a future in construction.
bad dog

Mililani, HI

#19 Apr 10, 2008
a hard rain's gonna fall.
Jojo

Honolulu, HI

#20 Apr 10, 2008
Journeyman carpenters start at $72,000 a year. RNs the same. DOE teachers start at $38,000 per year.

Jojo

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