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Lawrence and Wal-Mart have something in common = always low wages
Boom town economies represent extreme inflation which is fiscally reckless and frowned upon by
true blue fiscal conservatives. It is bad for business. Did the Bush/Cheney housing scam not teach anything? Boom town economies always crash taking jobs and economies out in a big way. And leave property owners owing more on their investments than what market value will bring.
Shame on the leadership of the local real estate industry!!!!!! For participating in scamming buyers. Knowingly.
I beg to differ. There are some great paying part-time jobs available to students in town at places like Boston Financial, I know they hire literally 100's and pays way better than a job at Wal-mart. Plus, this gives them an opportunity to grow their resume in a professional setting- how lucky we are to live in a community that draws businesses like BFDS in. I truly believe the good jobs are out there- people need to be able to pass basic reading/writing and drug screens and be willing to work their way up from some entry level positions, but the opportunities are out there...!
No, they don't hire literally 100's, the building isn't that big. When I worked there they had about 20 part time college students. A few years ago they actually had to let go of a little less than half the workforce. Don't forget this company received many tax breaks to locate here and never hired the number of employees they promised in order to receive those tax breaks. We need well paying jobs for full time workers in this town, not the part time jobs you're championing. I worked there for three years and was never paid more than the minimum they gave the part time kids off the street with no experience. For someone with a college degree this company does not offer good pay or much chance for advancement. They may in fact offer a few part time positions, but I would not recommend working there if you're looking for a career and need to support a family.
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