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Subject:  Re: Middle Class[Income] Jobs ain't Coming Back? Date:  1/24/2013  10:41 AM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  414211 of 455591

But the trades? They are still needed. Maybe those bricklayers or plumbers won't rise to be PMs (you need 21st century skills for that), but no one else can do what they do. I certainly can't.

The best of these craftpersons will always find work. But this segment of workers have been hit VERY HARD due to the real estate bubble. I suspect many have been unable to find full time employment in the past 3 to 5 years. I base that opinion on this article:http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-gaini...

The benefit to the consumer is that it is likely that those with marginal skills have been forced from the construction market place to find other type of work.
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