Sail's Pedagogy

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How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

on February 10, 2010

Great article “How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America

Also three more good reads related to this topic “Is your degree worth $1 million — or worthless?”, “An Education in Disappointment” and The Case Against the College Degree

Being unemployed myself, I am seeing a completely different job market. Companies are going for younger, less experienced and less educated employees. Employees they do not have to pay as much. This leaves those with knowledge unemployed. I have never meet so many computer programers and others who in the past never had any trouble finding employment, not finding themselves not being able to find a job.

Just like the first article, this will change the workforce and not for the better. I have an advantage — I have options. I can move (I do not own a house) to a better area. I have also had different kinds of jobs, and do not need to do what I have done in the past. But most people do not have these options. They will take what ever they can find… being unhappy because they are not working in the job that they dreamed about… and went to school for. The young will loose their dreams and the old are loosing their security.

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