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View Poll Results: How do you feel about fast growing job growth in Phoenix?
yes I like growth it is the sign of a strong healthy city 17 70.83%
no job growth means more traffic,congestion and construction 1 4.17%
It makes no difference to me 6 25.00%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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According to a recent Careerbuilder report Phoenix ranks in the top 3 areas for projected job growth
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The fastest job growth is projected in several key metro areas -- the Texas cities of Austin, Houston and San Antonio, as well as Raleigh, N.C., and Phoenix
This is very good news for our city and state

CareerBuilder outlook forecasts stronger job growth, new opportunities | abc11.com

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Old 11-08-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Good news.

It's not against the rules to post a link, which is what you just did.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Who wouldn't want job growth? Seriously, that means more jobs available for you and me!
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Who wouldn't want job growth? Seriously, that means more jobs available for you and me!

Retirees or nimbys might be 2 groups of folks who may not like job growth because job growth leads to business growth and expansion and can and does change rural areas and increases density in metro areas. I think it is selfish but in Northern Arizona where there are a lot of retirees they come out in force to stop new businesses. They stopped a KOA campground from being built and even tried to stop a small solar farm because they want everything to stay the same.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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People, who have made a career out of being on government assistance enjoy their buying power in a weak economy. If their rent goes up because of a boom, they scream bloody murder. It's happening in a lot of the energy boom areas.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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I'm not so sure it's good news. I'm starting to re-think that idea. In fact, I'm starting to think that when someone is making a point of trumpeting that something will be creating jobs, it may be a bad sign - for instance, covering up something else, like ecological damage.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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That bit of news from the mainstream media is not specific enough. Phoenix has always had job growth, that is how the population has grown from 1.5 million people in the 70's to 4.5 million people today.

But WHY do the companies who move come here? Some are expanding, some are start ups, some are looking for a cheaper place to do business with no unions, lower taxes, and financial incentives from the state to come here.

Wages are low here, and if the bulk of the jobs are the $9.00 to $15.00 an hour types, what are we really gaining? A bunch of people who are broke when they get their paychecks. If on the other hand we are gaining an overwhelming majority of jobs which are careers that will offer $60,000 plus a year salaries, then that is indeed good news.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Love the job growth but I'm going to hate the traffic that comes with it :/
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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Love the job growth but I'm going to hate the traffic that comes with it :/
Yes, it was a little spooky when the economy went south in 2008. The congestion in the Papago Inner Loop was noticeably lessened.
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:47 PM
 
Location: az
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...Wages are low here, and if the bulk of the jobs are the $9.00 to $15.00 an hour types, what are we really gaining? A bunch of people who are broke when they get their paychecks. If on the other hand we are gaining an overwhelming majority of jobs which are careers that will offer $60,000 plus a year salaries, then that is indeed good news.
Right. All depends on the type of jobs.
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