Jobs: All the live long day Jobs : Better jobs. New jobs . Virtual jobs . Any jobs . How do people cre at e them, get them, keep them , or do them? Some times it seems as if there reall y is no rest for the weary , let alone anyone else. We often hear, "It's bette r than digging ditches. " But what do ditch diggers say? W e asked other work er s what came to mind whe n they thought of "jobs, " and here's what they had to say: There are 98,928,000 Ameri stances at the company. The "If we want a high-wage future cans employed right now in era of the one-company man for ourselves and our children full-time jobs (35 hours a ager is over. " we cannot get into the trap of week or more) and another James E. Challenger, president, competing on the basis of low 20,991,000 people employed Challenger, Gray & Christmas, wages around the world. That in part-time positions." Chicago, Illinois. is not what created a strong Jack Bregger, associate com American middle class to missioner for employment and "The mayor of any city cannot begin with. We have got to get unemployment, Bureau of Labor effect the economy in a strate better jobs and new jobs." Statistics, Washington, D.C. gic way, but he can in a tacti Robert B. Reich, Secretary of cal way by creating a business Labor, Clinton Administration, "Training increases earnings. climate that conduces small Washington, D.C. Studies have shown that those businesses to stay and other who receive formal, on-the-job companies to come in. No training enjoy a 25% earnings "We're sort of a forerunner to amount of programs to advantage. Yet, formal train the virtual office. 'Cats' is an increase jobs, however, will ing receives only $30 billion ever-changing group of about help a mayor who does not dollars from corporate Ameri 80 people who have been on have a personality that exudes ca—just 1% of payroll." the road for 10 years, essen confidence." tially unsupervised. That's not Curtis E. Plott, president and Edward I. Koch, former mayor to say we're renegades run CEO of the American Society for of New York City, lawyer with ning amok; on the road, Training and Development, Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, department heads make day- Alexandria, Virginia. Aaronsen and Berman in New to-day decisions." York. Chris Morey, company manag "Although the person who has er, "Cats" National Touring spent all or most of a business "Work three seasons and you Company, speaking from New career with one firm has a got it made." Orleans. reservoir of experience, that Arthur Friedel, World War II vet individual is frequently eran and street philosopher, viewed as being too narrow to "We don't get into comments; Brooklyn, New York. adapt to changing circum- we just provide the facts. 64 | Journal of Business Strategy
Journal of Business Strategy – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 1993
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