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Emu_steve
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Post Number: 274
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 7:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s tories/M/MI_GM_JOBS_MIOL-?SITE =MIDTN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=D EFAULT

Lot of demand for tech and eng. positions.

these are new positions.

Even though the ones to be selected already have jobs that will open up new jobs at other companies.

As I see it, there are some high tech jobs, there are new construction jobs (for the construction going on) and new casino jobs for the expanded casinos.

Keep the faith.
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Bob
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Post Number: 1461
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is job growth in many sectors of the MI economy, it is just manufacturing and the auto industry is still such a large part of the MI economy it drags everything down. Unfortunately, this means tax revenue is down, which it turn is making the gutting of what makes this state great very likely. There needs to be changes in how we do business as a government, but at the same time, there needs to be come compromise, which is seeming likely without Granholm. Bishop and Dillon are meeting over the weekend to continue to hammer things out.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 3124
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Greenspan still has pegged a national recession starting late this year at some 35-40% probability. A tax (err. revenue) increase will be very problematic if such a recession occurs. Durable goods manufacturing will then nosedive, right about the time the new UAW contracts will be hammered out.

Granholm's cost cutting so far has been pretty minimal. The proposed cuts per school kid is almost all targeted at retiree benefits, which are rumored to be underfunded this year as it is. That might be the one and only real cut in legacy costs expected out of Lansing and it's not going to be near enough. If the state won't ever deal with this problem now, it'll just get more intractable in the future years.

(Message edited by Livernoisyard on May 05, 2007)
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Bob
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Post Number: 1465
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Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If I remember correctly, changing teachers pensions requires a vote of the people since they are protected by the MI Constitution. More than likely you will see teachers health benefits put in a statewide pool similar to what state workers currently have. I would be very surprised if that did not come out of the closed door sessions they are having to hammer this thing out. That will be the compromise to cutting school funding.
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 5466
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Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 1:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That GM was hiring for tech jobs, primarily, is not really the news. That was reported a few weeks back. The news is that 7,000 applied.
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Eastside_charlie
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 2:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Livernoisyard
most likely the most correct post

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