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Speaking of unemployment …

Dear Editor:

With the high unemployment rate, I think I have come up with a simple solution. Let’s take a portion of dollars being paid out for unemployment, and funnel it to companies as incentives to set up their call centers in the United States.

Sure, I enjoy chatting with a person in India (loved Slumdog Millionaire), or Manila (the new India when it comes to call centers), but our government could do a little progressive thinking and put some Americans to work with my plan.

Another benefit of putting these call centers in the USA and employing Americans is that I wouldn’t have to say, “could you repeat that” over and over. Call me selfish, but actually being able to understand what the person, who is trying to help me, is saying would be a bonus from my point of view.

Now before anybody accuses me of prejudice – I will admit I would rather put a fellow countryman to work, as opposed to someone in India or Manila. And, I would rather subsidize the companies sending all this work across the world, and put more people to work in the good old USA.

So, what I believe is a simple solution to what anyone who has to call for help will appreciate.

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Finally, instead of music, while I am waiting, how about offering a list of topics I might like to learn a little about, or possibly jobs that are available. I’d like that prior to getting the help I need, as opposed to music that currently plays.

Think about it – a little education could go a long way, not as far as India or Manila, in helping someone unemployed find a job.

Maybe something Aspen should consider?

Andrew Kole

Aspen