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Quick notes July 14, 2006

Posted by Tom in Community, Economic Development, Workforce.
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Another batch of Technorati links:

  • Recortes Texto shows that life for the global “overseas class” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that the government of the Phillipines is encouraging their best and brightest to go abroad so they can send money home. Fascinating and tragic.
  • Judy Topinka, candidate for governor of Illinois, released her economic development strategy. She suggests a public-private partnership oversee all job creation efforts in Illinois and new tax credits for net new job growth and manufacturing workforce expansion. She is challenging Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is responsible for creating the Illinois Critical Skills Shortage Initiative.
  • The Cleveland Oil Sands Coffee Club tells us that if you’re looking for work, you might want to head to Alberta.  They project bring 100,000 workers short against next decade’s employment projections, and the anecdotes of how employers are dealing with today’s shortages are stunning.  Hiring 12 and 13-year-olds to run McDonald’s fryers…wow.
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