Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

By: Whitney Ray Email
By: Whitney Ray Email

Tallahassee, FL - His plan to fix the economy and get people back to work won Governor-Elect Rick Scott a chance to make good on his promises.
"Let's get to work!"
Scott says he can create 700-thousand jobs in seven years. State economists say a million jobs will be created in the same period of time because of the natural peaks and valleys of the economic cycle.

Robert Weissert with Florida TaxWatch says despite the report, Scott and newly elected GOP leaders will still have a vital role to play in the recovery. Weissert says, "They do have a huge role in making sure we have the right business environment. That's incredible important for all elected officials to be focused on."

But whether it's Scott or the cyclical economy creating jobs, Florida's 1.1 million unemployed have a rough row to hoe. Students at Florida State University says seven years is too long. John Cleleand will graduate in less that four years.

Cleland, an FSU freshman, says, "It's definitely difficult, like I've been looking for jobs. I've had jobs. It's definitely difficult to get a job."

Ugandan student James Arinitwe will need a job after graduation to stay in the States.

Arinitwe, an FSU graduate student, "It worries me a lot, especially for me graduating as an international student. We have that window to get a job. If you don't get a job you have to go back home."

But once the recovery starts, economists expect gains in the job market to be expediential.


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  • by Jay Location: Over Round Home on Nov 24, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    I agree seven years for 700,000 jobs is too funny. When will Bubba and Bubbette learn the lesson of promising ain't getten. I have laughed so hard at republicans taking credit for things they have not accomplished ie DNA welfare reform and running away from blame of what they have accomplished ie the economic melt down of the state and national economy. But I have to admit this is the quickest turn around of what was said during a campaign and what is truth/real I have seen coming from the misinformation righties. Hey Bubba/Bubbette, Are ya/we any better off yet? Mr Scott, Your joking, right?
  • by HAHAHA Location: Quincy on Nov 23, 2010 at 08:23 PM
    N,NO,NO Scott you want to wait seven years to make jobs? but people thinking OBAMA can do it over night, well I want to see how much talk there is going to be about this,seven years to produce jobs, HAHAHA... but first I want to know how many people are going to MAKE TEA PARTIES, CAKE PARTIES ABOUT THIS YOU TALKED THE TALK NOW WE WANT YOU TO WALK THE WALK AND TELL obama YOU ARE SORRY BECAUSE WHAT YOU ALL THOUGHT HE CAN DO IN A YEAR, NOW YOU WANT US TO GIVE YOU SEVEN, HAHAHA FUNNY....
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