Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Go to College, Come to Milwaukee?

Let's start here:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that seven of the 10 employment sectors that will see the largest gains over the next decade won't require much more than some on-the-job training. These include home healthcare aides, customer service representatives and food preparers and servers. Meanwhile, well-paying white-collar jobs such as computer programming have become vulnerable to outsourcing to foreign countries.

Uh-huh.

Then we have this:

At a time when knowledge is the critical force driving economic prosperity, Milwaukee faces an increasing disadvantage. Person for person, the city's pool of college-educated adults ranks among the very lowest of the country's 50 biggest cities, a Journal Sentinel analysis shows. Milwaukee County fares only a little better.

So. Does that mean that Milwaukee should specialize in restaurants and hotels?

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

I think Milwaukee already does. It sure doesn't specialize in manufacturing anymore.