the office “is closing due to business needs,
which are considerate of client-mandated business decisions and requirements.”
Jobs going overseas?
City Tax revenues falling?
...Perkins called the layoffs “devastating."
Devastating enough to start concentrating on what can be done
or not enough to not appease Greensboro's Elite Rent Seekers?
“I’m sure a good number of folks that work there
are from Greensboro,” Perkins said.
“This is another really tough one,
and it’s come on the heels of American Express closing in December.”
In January 2011, American Express decided to close its call center
and move 1,500 jobs from Greensboro.
2,200 x $30,000 = $6,600,000 in lost wages
Perkins said the NCO closing gives city officials more incentive
to continue to fight for jobs for Greensboro residents."
Like building a swimming pool and a performing arts center
as the city's lower income residents pay for it
as they lose their jobs?
How did we not just elect most of the folkes
that got us into this mess in the first place?