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Jobs at top of Latin America agenda

Friday, March 18th 2011 - 18:29 UTC
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By President Barack Obama
In recent weeks, we've seen how turmoil and tragedy around the globe can affect our own prosperity and security; how events abroad often have implications for everything from markets on Wall Street to families' wallets on Main Street. And as a nation, we will continue to do everything we can both to promote stability and democracy in the Middle East and help the people of Japan recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Read full article

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  • ed

    Send 45 millons US citizens who get federal food assistances
    to South America....we can feed them easily here !

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    But he wont visit Argentina, but I suppose then if he was really interested in American jobs, then Argentina is as good as anyone to buy American goods, for a man who believes in the fellowship of man, is he not missing the point .

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    Obama !! do you have plan trip to China ?
    what for ?? of course for new borrowings .

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mertolemy

    yes,yes,..spread the hate. it's what you guys do best.

    Mar 18th, 2011 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    muck spreaders .... I believe that Argentina is a leading manufacturer :-)

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 12:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yul

    Redhoyt says living in South East Asia !

    here is the one of half -hourly comments in every 24 hours !

    it is very normal that he has brain fatigue & haywire !

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Moravecglobal

    Employer-employee loyalty sustains employability. As businesses, universities, states, counties, cities in south america stumble through the recession some find themselves in a phase of creative disassembly. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are shed. World class University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) and his $7.2 million outside consultants is firing employees via his “Operational Excellence (OE)”: 2,000 axed by end 2011. Yet many cling to an old assumption: the implied, unwritten management-employee contract.

    Management promised work, upward progress for employees fitting in, employees accepted lower wages, performing in prescribed ways, sticking around. Longevity was good employer-employee relations; turnover a dysfunction. None of these assumptions apply in the 21 century economy. Businesses, universities, public institutions can no longer guarantee careers, even if they want to. Managements paralyzed themselves with a strategy of “success brings successes” rather than “successes brings failure’ and are now forced to break implied contract with employees – a contract nurtured by management that future can be controlled.

    Jettisoned employees are discovering that hard won knowledge earned while loyal is no longer desired in employment markets. What contract can employers, employees make with each other?

    The central idea is simple, powerful: job is a shared partnership.
    • Employers, employees face financial conditions together; longevity of partnership depends on how well customers, constituencies needs are met.
    • Neither management nor employee has future obligation to the other.
    • Organizations train people.
    • Employees create security they really need – skills, knowledge that creates employability in 21st century economies
    • The management-employee loyalty partnership can be dissolved without either party considering the other a traitor.

    Turn the light on for sustained employability in the 21st century economy

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    lost in space

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ptolemy

    Moravecglobal
    ....cut & paste, spread around....................

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ed

    Moravecglobal....

    say to Vanessa my hello .

    Mar 19th, 2011 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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