Great Recession recovery means a spike in low-wage jobs

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  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Sept. 1, 2012 7:06 a.m.

    This was happening way before the "great recession". High paying US jobs were being off shored well before even the twinkling of a recession was seen. Perhaps the recession accelerated it a bit, but this trend is independent of any recession. And Romney nor Obama can do anything about it other than opening up our boarders to knowledge workers can come here. But even that will not fix problems like the high cost of doing business. Even Utah is expensive compared to India, China and Brazil, with more economies coming on line right behind them.

    The fluffy high paying job days are done. We are competing globally, not locally now folks. Get used to it.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Aug. 31, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    It's not too surprising. The ramp up isn't going to necessarily start at the top. But one thing to look at is whether previously higher wage jobs are now low wage. If a group of 10 has had 7 laid off, do the other 3 dare fight if the boss cuts their wage, or do they try to hang on in order to keep an income at all?

    Now if the 3 had some legal standing, or someone to stand for them, they might be in a little less of a desparate situation than if they basically don't have any rights at all in relation to their employer.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 31, 2012 9:35 p.m.

    SHHHHHHH. We're pretending there was no recession - it was just all Obama being president.

    Oh, and there definetly can't be any recovery - until a republican is president. Even if there is - there isn't. Get it? Just like we pretended there was no recession started when Bush was president - there's no recovery. We learned this pretending technique from highly developed 3 year olds and it's working great. Just go along.

  • Blue Bolshevik Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 31, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Just how the 1% wants it for maximizing profits.