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Open Forum, Sept. 5 - 11

soul_pancake,

Re: 9:58 post; AMEN, Well Said, Thank You.

itiswritten

September 7, 2011 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4

Genevieve,

Thank you for your insight regarding your meeting with JHB, not a big surprise.

Goldenoldie,

Everything you mentioned in your postings is true, our community as well as the whole country is falling apart which is exactly why our LOCAL representaive needs to get out in the community and talk with the people, the foster children, the foster parents, the workers/non workers and on and on. She missed her opportunity during the past five weeks "at home"

Just saying,

itiswritten

August 29, 2011 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4

Goldenoldie,

If you are receiving email answers from JHB you must be the exception. I am certainly not the only one not receiving responses. I have emailed three times to date.

Since she is so inexperienced why isn't she out and about talking with people, getting in touch with the average working/non working person on the street? It seems to me that an appearance at the Farmers Market would be the perfect location to talk with small business owners and workers alike. As far as the coffee get togethers, has there been one in Vancouver? In my opinion, her lack of public appearances makes her seem a bit cowardly. If one runs for public office then one needs to learn how to face the public.

Hard to say if she is a complete failure...YET...

itiswritten

August 29, 2011 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 22-28

Goldenoldie,

Guess I was not clear. I do not feel that it is degrading for a job seeker to do a face to face with a potential employee but rather to stand in line for hours with media helicopters overhead and reporters sticking a mic in your face to capture an interview. I have seen this too often.

itiswritten

August 25, 2011 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 22-28

Well, well, JHB is putting on a job fair. I too do not understand this current tend of job fairs. If an employer has openings why not advertise, interview and hire. FACE to FACE.

I surely hope that Steve Jones from Entek will be there to personally interview for his firm, since he has stated, at the "invitation only" business luncheon with JHB, that he cannot find qualified workers, maybe some FACE to FACE with job seekers will help him find someone he can actually train. Also, Jon Johnston from Irrigation Speciaties will surely be there to seek workers to fill his openings. And let's not forget Mike Starks from Soha Sign who has said that the unemployed wait until a few weeks prior to losing benefits to look for work. Maybe Mike will show up and expose these slackers to prove his point!

Job Fairs in my opinion are for certain people to be "seen" while the media does coverage of the k-zillion people waiting in line for hours, how degrading for the job seekers.

As Hawkeye has stated, how does a job fair create jobs?

We await your answer JHB.

itiswritten

August 25, 2011 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 22-28

Matt,

Thank you. No big surprise about no public appearnaces by JHB.
Maybe your political reporter will do an indepth interview as to why there are no town hall meetings planned with her constituents.

She does not answer emails and her staff continually states that they are "working on' time/place for a public meeting.

Now you are saying that she has no plans for a meeting. Where did you get your information?

itiswritten

August 23, 2011 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 22-28


Anyone read the FB comments re: east coast earthquake, very high schoolish and the reporters right along with them. SIGH

Oh and by the way, anyone heard if JHB has scheduled a hometown meeting? Just wondering?

itiswritten

August 23, 2011 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 15-21

nailingit & manthou,

I too am calling JHB's office regarding a town hall meeting and am told each time that they are "working on a time/place". Followed by the usual song and dance regarding the phone town hall or possibly being able to get "invited" to a coffee meeting. When I asked why it seems she is avoiding the public I was told once again to watch the website for up-dates. Unbelievable! I assume this person answering the phone is simply being paid to lie.

itiswritten

August 17, 2011 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 8-14

I heard this morning that the student loan debt in the US has now surpassed the credit card debt. And no jobs in sight for most of the students holding this debt.

My grandson graduated from WSU in May with a degree in biology and environmental science. The summer job which he had since high school was no longer available due to cuts in the school district budget. He had counted on this job to carry him through the summer while he searched for work in his field. He has been told over and over, there are no job openings in his field.

He is now flipping burgers at the Clark County Fair for 10 days. What then?

August 12, 2011 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open Forum, Aug. 8-14

Mr_Basil_Seal & Everyone reading this post.

Great suggestions Basil, hopefully everyone reading this post will call Herrera's office at 695-6292 and make suggestions for locations of a public appearance by JHB...Another good suggestion would be the parking lot of the new Share House building on Andresen Rd..Let's all crawl out of the basement and make the call, like tomorrow morning beginning at 9:00 am.

When I called I got an "aauuhhh, OK, I will pass the suggestion along"

itiswritten

August 10, 2011 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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