Monday, July 15, 2013
Workforce Skills Gap: There Was None Until They Got The Memo
In this one minute segment from the documentary "As Goes Janesville," you'll hear the president of the local economic development group, Forward Janesville, cackle over the thought that the loss of middle-class paying factory jobs at the unionized Janesville GM Plant will compel the remaining local workforce to accept lower pay. He suggests lower wages will work in the "plus column" for the business group’s purposes. Leaders of the notorious "Divide and Conquer" Rock County 5.0 group nod in agreement.
But of new importance in this segment to the state's fabricated "skills gap" mime that I overlooked the last time I posted on it, is the confident answer they gave to the question of how fast they could hire and train a workforce for a new manufacturing plant. Remember, these folks are essentially the area's chamber of commerce and operate as an ally and satellite to the WMC. Their response was "quickly," "easy." WATCH IT:
Posted by Lou Kaye at 12:16 AM