I question these recent layoffs by T-mobile and HP resulting in over 30,000 people being laid off this week. I think this is in relation to the recent president’s job growth numbers. These layoffs are a strategy to impact the president’s campaign and has nothing to do with future sustainability of the T-mobile or HP. I think congress needs to really look at who creates employment in the is country and start nurturing the growth of small business to take the position of these perceived huge companies. A method to strengthen the security of this country and grow small business would be to stop opening call centers in foreign countries and supplying all personal information of our citizens to a person not in this country. If a person calls into a call center a person is ask a variety of information. The information given is not protected by United States of America Laws and is out of the jurisdiction of the United States of America. Also having foreign entity develop and create our technology is a risk to our security and future prosperity of United States of America. Here is where the real jobs in America our today. It is the small business people that create jobs: http://web.sba.gov/faqs/faqIndexAll.cfm?areaid=24
How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy?
• Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
• Employ half of all private sector employees.
• Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.
• Create more than half of the nonfarm private GDP.
• Hire 43 percent of high tech workers ( scientists, engineers, computer programmers, and others).
• Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
• Made up 97.5 percent of all identified exporters and produced 31 percent of export value in FY 2008.
• Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms.
Government employment is 8 percent in the United States of America (This does not include education and hospital employment).
Help me find out where huge corporations create and maintain sustainable employment. Help me figure out where the rest of employment comes from.
No one really likes to hear any person lose their job but should we panic when a big company announces layoffs? Should we create policies that reward companies for laying off people? The reward repeats to companies that layoff and get tax breaks to incentivizes them to create more employment. Should we start to break these big companies up and start incentivizes small business to create the products and services for the future. Does a phone tree and many prompts create better products and services than the local small business person that can be their in person.
I think that when we hear of layoffs in election time it is more political than business related. This is another way to control the hysteria of a person’s mind, “Look the jobs are disappearing we will bring jobs back if you vote this way.”