Friday, March 25, 2011

MA job fair cancelled due to lack of jobs

Corporate profits up. Jobs down.

A jobs task force in Taunton, Mass., has held an annual job fair since 1984.

Not this year. There aren't enough jobs.

According to the Associated Press,
Richard Shafer, chairman of the Taunton Employment Task Force, says 20 to 25 employers are needed for the fair scheduled for April 6, but just 10 tables had been reserved. One table was reserved by a nonprofit that offers human services to job seekers, and three by temporary employment agencies.

Shafer tells the Taunton Daily Gazette the lack of employers means the task force won't have enough money to properly advertise the fair.
We have a message for these pinhead governors (for example, Scott in Wisconsin, LePage in Maine, Kasich in Ohio) whose goal is to raise profits for their corporate supporters. It's simple: More profitable corporations don't create more jobs.

Well, maybe they do. But they don't create them in Taunton, Mass., or anywhere else in America.