Enough with these Temp Services jobs that pay people less than $10.00/hr. Our city professionals need to find a way to attract fortune 500 companies to the tri-state area that will provide our citizens with living wage jobs, regardless of peoples' education levels. People in Memphis shouldn't have to struggle to find jobs that pay well when Memphis is the #1 logistics city in the world. I repeat, in the world; Beijing, China is #2 in the world.
Since so much money is coming through Memphis to move the world's products, why aren't there more jobs? Jobs that pay people a living wage? I feel some of our current city leaders have made deals with companies outside of Memphis to host it's warehouses, but hire cheap work through temporary services companies. We should be setting up deals where outside companies would have to invest in Memphis by relocating here or setting up remote locations outside of their home offices here.
We need the people who are in charge of the destination of our great city, to have our best interests at hand. There is no reason Memphis shouldn't be generating more revenue based on the amount of distribution & their products that funnel through here. We need leaders that are willing to act progressively, put the old "small town mentality" aside and operate Memphis like the large city we are! (Memphis Metro Area is estimated to be around 350 sq. miles!). Let's compete with Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Houston, etc. Let's progress our city onto the forefront of America's most popular cities!