A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
Today's Journal Crossroads saddens me. The letters from readers who have lost their jobs all have a common thread. The older you are, the harder it is to find a job. Being younger with children and being thrust into unemployment is no picnic either. Or, just being young and looking for any work. Being jobless is horrible, no matter what your age and situation.
I don't have a solution. But I do have an observation. Residential construction and remodeling is down. One of the manufacturers of a product that I am involved with has introduced a lower cost product for the construction market. It is made, for the most part, in China and Mexico where as the entire product line was once made in America. It is a story repeated many times by other industries. Draw you own conclusions.