London Jobs

This article just supports the fact that the quality of jobs for university educated individuals is on the decline.

Especially the part where it reads: Douglas Porter, deputy chief economist with BMO Capital Markets, noted Ontario’s job gains includes a “massive” surge of 42,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, along with a similar jump in the transportation sector.

I say “on the decline” because it is with general knowledge that manufacturing and transportation sector jobs usually involve nothing more than a high school education (and 42,000 of them! Can you say “assembly-line”?)

On the side note: I remember reading somewhere that the old mayor, Best, wanted to create jobs (oh yes, her January 2010 address to council) and this year somehow both candidates wanted to attract post-secondary votes. The fact that there was barely any student attendance at their event at the beginning of the school year held at UWO, just high-lighted the fact that there was lack of support from students (Heck, I don’t even know if I can vote for London council? Can I, and how do I find out? Guess I should have went to that event).

When jobs in London only focus on manufacturing and transportation sectors, the people of London, leaders or not, can definitely expect that people who have just finished post-secondary education can and will leave London ON. Sure “creation of jobs” looks and reads great on any newspaper, and gives a glimpse of hope for citizens of the city. However, when one actually reads the entire article, they may be let down and any glimpse of hope may be extinguished.

Click HERE to read the full article.

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