Wisconsin must do more to create jobs

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Monday, June 4, 2012
This is among commentaries submitted to The Gazette from students at Janesville’s Craig and Parker high schools who did field studies in either Washington, D.C., or Madison in Advanced Placement U.S. government courses taught by Joe Van Rooy.

Most residents of Wisconsin can agree that jobs are scarce and need to increase. Who should be the one to create jobs? Who should bring the economy back to where it was?

The government is not the answer for job creation. Deputy Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development Jonathan Barry said, “The government cannot create jobs, they can create the conditions in which jobs can be created.” With Act 10 reducing Wisconsin’s citizens’ incomes by a combined total of $800 million, we must create more jobs, as well as the conditions in which jobs can be created. Barry said, “An increase in manufacturing jobs would help Wisconsin’s economy greatly.”

Also, programs that train people for a few weeks or a few months to perform certain jobs in manufacturing would boost the economy.

Most people agree that jobs need to be created everywhere in the country. Wisconsinites need jobs the most. The government cannot save us on its own. We need to help by getting an education and training ourselves to perform the jobs that will be created in the future.

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