Some economic developers do not like government jobs brought into their community for a variety of reasons mostly related to the fact that community selection is almost always decided for highly political reasons.
While I realize that, I still take the view that these jobs are highly valuable to a community and its economic development. Federal government jobs, like those that Claudette Bradshaw is trying to bring to New Brunswick according to media reports today, are highly paid with excellent benefits and in most cases excellent working conditions. In fact, government workers are paid 24% more than similar workers in the private sector. Why not bring ’em in?
Plus, Claudette needs a legacy that people can attach to her time in Ottawa.
I wrote about the potential of federal government jobs in a previous blog, click here for The Feds are comin’ oho oho!