Our View: Jobs picture needs action

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:00 pm

Call it a tale of two tweets.

First, the bad news that New Mexico continues to bleed jobs.

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  • Richard Jacob posted at 1:03 pm on Tue, Mar 25, 2014.

    Richard Dean Jacob Posts: 27

    There's a virtual win-win in all this - establish a cold fusion or LENR technology corridor here .. even Tesla now knows it can be used as 'on-board' electrical generation in their cars .. no more parking beside Whole Foods to charge your Tesla automobile .

  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:40 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 878

    Filling state jobs is a good short term solution. It is also very short sighted. Of course, if you liberals want to donate YOUR money toward the state employee salaries, have at it.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 11:39 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 878

    Those jobs may go to Santa Teresa, where the Mexican labor force can be employed.

  • Michael Murray posted at 9:17 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Mike M Posts: 62

    Government jobs create no new wealth, they are funded with money taken from other citizens. As long as government continues to favor counterproductive increases in minimum wage, increasing taxes, more over-regulation, and idiotic laws like the "bag ban" or the federal ACA, businesses will not be hiring. That doesn't even begin to address the poorly educated, poorly motivated workforce.

  • Peter Neal posted at 8:18 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    PeterNeal Posts: 294

    So, the writer advocates filling State jobs- yet, with the possible exception of CYFD, is there a huge problem with agencies in State government that cannot function properly due to these positions not being filled? Would the filling of these positions just cost taxpayers more money in the name of reducing unemployment in the State?
    If the positions need to be filled (with qualified people)so the agencies can do a better job, then fill them.
    Alternatively, use the money to incentivize creation of more private sector jobs, which add to, rather than deplete, State coffers.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 7:58 am on Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    Even if Tesla comes to New Mexico, those jobs will be in Albuquerque, not Santa Fe. Where are the 4,000 jobs?


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