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Posted: 1/11/2002 5:07:08 AM EDT
Los Angeles-AP) -- A new study says the September eleventh terror attacks are taking a heavy toll on jobs. A report being released today by the Milken Institute economic think tank says the attacks will cost the country more than 1.5 million jobs by the end of the year. It says those losses are being spread across industries, from restaurants to financial services to aerospace. Of the 760,000 job losses directly connected to the attacks, two-thirds are in travel and tourism. The rest are due to the ripple effect. Las Vegas has been especially hard hit. One in every 20 casino jobs were cut in the six weeks following the attacks. A laid-off housekeeping employee says he had to sell his furniture and television to pay rent. The report says most regions should start recovering next year
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Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:18:21 AM EDT
Just my experience so far. There has been no shortage of overtime (FORCED and voluntary) in the NYPD. There are way too many "Omega Posts", - Having a Police Officer guard a target of opportunity such as the Local Bridges and Courthouses 24/7, and not enough patrol officers to cover during each shift. Nothing like a manpower shortage plus forced OT to boost that morale.
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Link Posted: 1/11/2002 8:33:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2002 8:36:10 AM EDT by warlord]
I think that psyche in the U.S. has been damaged and/or changed. For years the common ordinary man on the main street thinks that we are invalnerable, it won't happen to us because it is too far away mentality. Of course then it did happened.... A lot of folks forgot about the old axiom, "where there is a will, there is a way." How can we get back to normal? when the government is operating under a siege mentality, and practically strip searching everybody at all public events, and streets are closed and/or blocked off etc. The terrorists has altered American life styles, and they have altered the minds of the American beyond their wildest dreams. Getting the economy back to normal? I wish I had the answer. A bright note thought the stock market is up, with is a indicator of the future of the U.S. economy, it is almost up to the pre-Sept 11 levels.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 8:51:40 AM EDT
I was told I was laid off as a direct effect of 9-11
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