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Need a Job???Posted Monday, August 22, 2011, at 7:21 PM
Many people are out of work and are in desperate need of a job. Are you one of these people? Have you been beating down doors looking your hardest for a job? It is difficult to find a job in this economy, yet our government tells us that things are improving? Well there are some U.S. companies that are hiring. Such as, Coca Cola, they have invested $3 Billion in new facilities in the last three years alone, and just announced that they plan to invest another $4 Billion by 2014. Also three new factories opening this year will add 940 jobs to the workforce.
Disney is hiring as well. In April Disney broke ground on a $4.4 Billion project that is sure to create thousands of jobs during construction alone. Once open, the new theme park will employ several hundred more.
Another company, Procter & Gamble, who manufactures products such as Tide laundry detergent and Crest toothpaste also have plans to expand. They have invested over $1 Billion in their operations this year.
Caterpillar, a major producer of heavy machinery, expects lots of growth. They plan to build a new factory that will employ about 400 people.
And finally a company named Merck, which is a large pharmaceutical company, reported a 30% sales increase from this time last year, also have plans to expand.
Maybe the economy really is improving, any time a company is expanding and adding jobs it is a good thing, right? Yes, this is a small list of companies hiring and yes, none of these companies have facilities near Shelbyville, but you could consider moving. People relocate for jobs everyday. Would you relocate for a good job? I think many people would, but there is one catch to obtaining one of the jobs that I have described above. Yes you would have to relocate......to China. That's right all of these jobs that these U.S based companies are creating are in China. Is it any wonder that there is discussion about China surpassing the U.S. as the top economic country of the world? I think it will happen one day and it may be sooner than some think.
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Rodney Simmons is a life long resident of Bedford County. He grew up in the Halls Mill area and graduated from Community High School. Rodney's career has primarily been in the construction industry and he holds a degree in Construction Management. Some of his hobbies include fishing, reading and writing. He presently lives in Shelbyville with his wife and two teenage children.