Are we slowly but surely crawling our way back to economic prosperity? We can at least hope so!
Well, they say the recession was (technically) over. Yeah OK! Reminds me of when they said we weren’t in a recession (technically) in 2007. I wont even waste my or your time writing about the political spin machine, but I did hear some decent news today from a large US corporation that I wanted to share if you haven’t already heard or read.
Yesterday, Intel announced they are going to invest $6-6 Billion in upgrading their US based manufacturing facilities. This is great news as it will first of all lead to jobs. An estimated 6000-8000 construction jobs and up to 1000 high tech permanent jobs are expected to be created from this investment. Secondly, and of equal if not more importance, it can be seen as a sign of dissipating uncertainty by a huge corporation.
Kudos to Intel for their courage and continued investment in our country. This could be the long awaited start of corporations investing in our country and helping our job market and overall economy.
There is no magic bullet, like anything else in life. However, when you add snippets of encouraging news, even though seemingly small, they can mount to a catalyst for good things to come. Now… don’t get me wrong! There is still plenty of bad news out there, starting with, yet again, the banks over the last week! We have a significant road ahead of ourselves as a country, but that long road has to start somewhere. Any good news at all should be highly welcome and Intel’s announcement is good news.
So start your engines if they have stalled. If you are out of work, please find the strength and do not give up. Do not settle on the negativity, as hard as it may seem. Despite the disastrous unemployment rate, there still are available jobs. Despite the disaster we have had to endure over the last few years, we will prosper again. Despite what this downturn has done to you, there is still plenty of road ahead.
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I wish it were easier, but it’s not. I wish full job recovery was closer, but it’s not. Like the old saying says… you have to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run.