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Old 03-20-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Japan company will relocate to West Sacramento

Sacramento County is working to attract U.S. Foodservice Inc. to McClellan Business Park, a move that could ultimately mean 450 jobs. And by December, a major Japanese food manufacturer, Nippon Shokken USA Inc. a subsidiary of the Japan-based Nihon Shokken Group will begin construction on its first U.S. factory on 14 acres of land in West Sacramento's Southport Business Park. The company will also move its U.S. headquarters to the site. Check out the March 18, 2011 Sacramento Bee article by Robert Lewis, "Japanese food company to open factory, headquarters in West Sacramento." But it won't be until May, 2013 that the company will open its doors and begin operation here, in West Sacramento.

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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That's great news!
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, CA
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Fantastic news! Sacramento needs more private jobs for sure!
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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Good news! I hope the disaster doesnt affect their plans.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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But what kind of jobs? It really doesn't do much good if they are low-paying jobs.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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But what kind of jobs? It really doesn't do much good if they are low-paying jobs.

WTF? Ho can some people never be happy...


I am not saying that this is the best news ever, but it is a positive step to recovery. Be happy that a lot of jobs are being created in a city that has been hit hard by the economic downturn.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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While it's good news for the region overall, West Sacramento is a separate city (in a separate county)--one that has been a bit more proactive about things, perhaps, than we have.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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WTF? Ho can some people never be happy...


I am not saying that this is the best news ever, but it is a positive step to recovery. Be happy that a lot of jobs are being created in a city that has been hit hard by the economic downturn.
Oh yay! Let's be like those Midwestern towns that have fake rallies because WalMart is opening a new store in town and plans to hire a bunch of people for part-time minimum-wage jobs.

Again, low-paying jobs aren't going to improve anything other than statistical unemployment numbers. This country is full of communities where most of the employers are paying near minimum wage. People don't much more than sales taxes on those wages, they don't buy cars, they can't afford to buy homes. Really, they can't afford much more than subsidized housing.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Actually, back when Sacramento was a big cannery town (we used to have the nickname "The Big Tomato"), canning was a union job and paid pretty well. I talked to a woman who first came to Sacramento in the 1950s--she lived in the New Helvetia projects off Broadway and got a job at the Del Monte plant on 2nd and Q Street. She used to walk through Southside Park and really liked the houses--so much that she saved up her salary and bought one a couple years later, where she still lives after 50 years. Not sure how things will turn out today.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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Oh yay! Let's be like those Midwestern towns that have fake rallies because WalMart is opening a new store in town and plans to hire a bunch of people for part-time minimum-wage jobs.

Again, low-paying jobs aren't going to improve anything other than statistical unemployment numbers. This country is full of communities where most of the employers are paying near minimum wage. People don't much more than sales taxes on those wages, they don't buy cars, they can't afford to buy homes. Really, they can't afford much more than subsidized housing.
Believe what you want to believe, but you're wrong. Any economist, including myself, can easily tell you that employment, regardless of the wage/salary, will always help to improve a region's economy because it promotes extensive economic growth. This is because of an economic concept called the multiplier effect. The concept is not that easy to explain, but it goes something like this: A company creates 450 jobs, a dominant of which pay minimum wage. Even so, for 450 individuals, they gain/increase their income. In turn, these people are able to consume and demand goods/services. The retailers/individuals they purchased goods/services from will have an increase in their income, and increase their demand and consumption for goods/services from producers. The produces increase their income and hire more employees to meet growing demand, and the process starts all over again.

However, I do realize your point, that the situation would be better helped if these jobs weren't paying minimum wage. But, the fact of the matter is that a job is a job, and every last one will be important at helping the local economy. Particularly for the Sacramento area, which has one of the worst job markets throughout the United States, the creation of hundreds of new jobs will definitely have a significant positive impact for the entire region and beyond.
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