Tuesday, February 12, 2008

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

In today’s Jordan Times I read that now there will be ‘Tougher regulations to phase out bus conductors.’ New buses will have fare boxes so the conductor is no longer needed. This affects 3,500 people, most of whom are under the age of 20! That is a shocking number of young men who are working in a job with no future. If the majority of these young men have no other skills, then they should be taught some. Instead of complaining that they will swell the ranks of the unemployed, I should think that this is an opportunity to fill the openings in the training schools that the government has established. The expense needed to train these young men will benefit them and increase the number of skilled laborers in the country. This looks like an opportunity rather than a problem with no solution.

ASH

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is a bit mistake phasing out bus conductors. The article in the JT said that some of the young men were harrassing girls. I believe will all the unemployment in the country, there could be stringently applied criteria for bus conductors - say older married men over 40, or retired NCO's who need to eke out their pensions. But be creative. Just do not add another 3000+ families to those that are already struggling to make ends meet.

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