what's been danced around, mostly, as the great recession has lingered on is exactly what kinds of jobs have been lost and what kinds of jobs are coming back.
it comes as no surprise to see, in the nytimes today, a report that validates this supposition. the upshot? as you can see from the chart below, the vast majority of the jobs lost over the past 4 years paid between 21 and 41k a year. the vast majority coming back are entry level positions, primarily in food/hospitality and retail sales.
without researching the background data at the moment, i'd wager that a significant portion of those midwage jobs are/were in the construction or related sectors. if so, it simply amplifies what i'd like one of these candidates to address: how are you going to help spur the construction sector? because our economy is stuck in neutral until you do...
happy labor day indeed.
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