Letter: More supply than demand in grad market
Re: ‘Graduates pointless without jobs’ (Metro, Aug. 28)
What letter writer Joe Alloy fails to allow for is that there is a disproportion between jobs that pay well and people who are properly educated or trained to fill those jobs.
The other side of the problem is that employers, also overlooked here, have learned over the last five years that higher productivity with fewer employees appears to be working (for them) for the short-term; this in turn causes more demand for lesser jobs, lowering wages for those who CAN get the jobs while leaving even more people without gainful (if you can call it that) employment.
Where I DO agree, although not on who to blame, is that the creation of more jobs is necessary.
Fix the roads, fix the infrastructure, boost social services — now THERE IS WORK FOR PEOPLE (are you listening, Congress??)
Jeremy Newman, via email