Thanks to Caledonia Unplugged Raising the point that Caledonia has the LOWEST unemployment in the State at 3.7%!! This is great news!! In fact Cal-Up further links to lists including Franklin 6.7%, Oak Creek 7.1%, and Mt. Pleasant 11% all with lower unemployment than City of Racine. Looks to me that jobs for our "unemployed" are within just about a 12 mile radius around our City, maybe if we cut off benefits after 3 or 6 months, we would see people start taking jobs.
I have often suggested that Racine's 14.8% unemployed should go to where the jobs are, but been told that people don't want to move away from family etc. Well a few miles radius is not that challenging. Cal-up further makes the point that the KRM is not running thru Caledonia; I will add; nor is it running thru Franklin, and if ever built would only run thru a sliver of Mt. Pleasant and Caledonia, and Oak Creek. So on balance it seems if we are going to help Racine's unemployed we need to make sure they are able to work in Franklin, OC and Cal. Or encourage them to move closer to those areas. It would further help to not keep continuing unemployment benefits for nearly 2 years.
BTW the Hwy 38 and 27th St. corridor in O.C and Franklin are growing like crazy! if you know someone looking for a job send them there!! We can't wait for Mayor Dickert or the Local Unions to bring jobs back to our City. Until they are willing to cut spending, and lower taxes and restrictions. Until the the growth will be north of us. It's too bad the "customers" living along those corridors would be ideally suited to improve our city, our schools and our future.
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