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Opportunity shouldn’t knock

November 3, 2011
Morning Journal News


I have read with great interest your article "Jobs are there, if you are willing to fight for them." Essentially this amounts to no more than a condemnation of the majority of the workforce in this area.

Perhaps the most outrageous comment states that the inability to find good workers is a generational problem. Apparently if you are under 36, have ever had a drug problem or had the gall to sign up for unemployment because it was the only way to feed your children, you are now unemployable and unacceptable.

I am now approaching the age of 70 and since I was a teenager I have heard the same comments about people older and younger than I. Is it not time for these so-called leaders to realize that it is inevitable, these people will eventually control this area. It amazes me that this outfit is referred to as the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center.

Am I wrong or should any opportunity development center promote the region instead of blaming its workers for all the failures while promoting the perceived attributes of the so-called business leaders?

Perhaps this area would be better off if it were controlled by people who didn't take three weeks to contact their ineffective representatives, essentially looking for a handout and instead concentrated on what they could do today, to promote this area instead of condemning it.

Richard Klenovich

East Palestine



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