total jobs On EmploymentCrossing


new jobs this week On EmploymentCrossing


job type count

On SportsAndRecreationCrossing

Employment News

Jobs Could Come from Hurricane Sandy Cleanup By jim  |  Dated: 11-13-2012

New Jersey and New York were hit the hardest by Hurricane Sandy.  Pennsylvania was much more fortunate.  People believe now is the time to fix and renovate the state’s framework in order to revitalize Pennsylvania’s plunging economy.

Economic outlook across the country has mostly gotten better but unemployment sits at 8 percent, with Pennsylvania’s ballooning over the last few months to 8.2 percent, the first time since 2006 that the state was above the national level.  No new jobs appear to be on the way.  Twelve months ago, Pennsylvania was seventh in the country in instituting jobs.  Presently, it is 38th in the nation.

Sandy gave Pennsylvania all it could handle, but the state’s road structures, dams and levees, gas stations and energy grids held up rather well.  This allowed citizens to get to clean up right away.  Experts believe some of these structures can’t withstand many more beatings.  A move to fix, restore and rejuvenate them would help protect against future potential disasters, modernize facilities and create jobs.

The government doesn’t feel it necessary to address these issues.  They have no ideas to fix employment and the tax reducing for corporations has not created jobs.  On the other hand, they have cut healthcare and some education programs.

Eight to nine years ago, the state worked together to create employment during tough times.  An economic stimulus program mobilized $2 billion in funding from the state to gain an extra $5 billion from private investors to help rejuvenate the community, prep development areas, upgrade infrastructures and invest in companies.  $100 million was contributed in company investments, $50 million contribution to technology and $50 million to revive the downtown business area.

With repairs taking place to expiring foundations, it should be taken a step further to completely restore them instead of fixing them for the short-term.  The state government should go back and invoke the transportation commission’s $2.5 billion plan to invest funding into doing just that.

Innovative uses of new revenues as well as tax breaks to those who privately invest in water, sewer and mass transit systems could create billions of dollars to use for enhancements.  The state should take the tax on insurance premiums, representing hundreds of millions of dollars, to help funding as well.

The state Senate’s Democratic Party has an extensive idea for foundation investments, job training and advances in technology to help economic expansion, while not bumping taxes.  Sandy should be seen as an opening to shift our attention to establishing jobs that can support families.

Career Connect  (From our other career blogs):

Testimonial of the Week

By using Employment Crossing, I was able to find a job that I was qualified for and a place that I wanted to work at.
  • Madison Currin Greenville, NC
Sign Up now

Only SportsAndRecreationCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the domain and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place.

  • We have more jobs than any other job board.
  • We list jobs you will not find elsewhere that are hidden in small regional publications and employer websites
  • We collect jobs from more than 4,429,376 websites and post them on our site.
  • We are private, and therefore far fewer people are applying for the jobs on our site than are applying for those on public job boards.
EmploymentCrossing is great because it brings all of the jobs to one site. You don't have to go all over the place to find jobs.
Kim Bennett - Iowa,
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
SportsAndRecreationCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
SportsAndRecreationCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2016 SportsAndRecreationCrossing - All rights reserved.