I just saw a piece on a local news program showing a contractor lamenting that he can’t find enough workers to hire for construction projects he has lined up.

There have been other news stories concerning other businesses with the same issue: no workers to hire!

Why aren’t the people at the unemployment offices around the state hooking all the unemployed people up with the businesses needing workers?

The usual answer is that the jobs require “skilled labor.”

My questions are:

 Isn’t that part of what the unemployment office is supposed to do – hook people up with training?

More importantly, isn’t that what the unemployed want – training so they can become gainfully employed and self-sufficient?

This seems like a match made in heaven.

Steven Pomelow

Gorham