Thursday, April 8, 2010
When There Are No Jobs
When the Nummi auto manufacturing plant closed last week in Fremont, 4700 workers lost their jobs. It’s estimated an additional 20,000 jobs will be lost as suppliers to Nummi close. Where do you look for a good paying job that will keep your family safe when your whole life you have worked in one auto plant and there are no others to replace it? Even if people were up for retraining for another line of work, there are so few jobs available today. I see an opportunity here. With the right training and support, these workers (and/or their spouses) can start their own businesses. Let’s help them create communities where people live and work, where local businesses are unique and created and owned by people who live close by and care about the community.