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When times are good we are all working. When times are bad we are all working harder.
I am a small business owner in Eugene. I currently employ 23 people and I am currently hiring another 5 people in technology and sales positions. I have always had difficulty finding computer support people and find it unfortunate that Lane Community College and the UO are unable to invest in training workers effectively to meet the needs of our growing new economy. It isn't the Administration at the colleges but rather the voters of our fair state and county that fail to make the investment in education and training at LCC.
The most important asset to surviving an economic downturn like this is making sure that places like LCC are able to support the retraining of our work force. I hear that they are turning people away from programs because they don't have the capacity or capital to invest in supporting the needs of retraining.
A shame that we are so greedy that we don't invest when times are good so that we are able to make a difference when times are bad.
posted 3 years, 7 months ago
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