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Thread: Interesting hotel article about building- Friend or Foe is the title

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    …..and the job creation is all service related with mostly 'odd hours'...… wouldn't be my 'cup 'o tea'...…. but I guess that's what tourism creates.
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    It sure does Chuck. Here at home almost every single person has worked in some form in the tourism/hospitality business. Myself it was at a young age (15) and it made me pay attention in school and do better to get out of that kind of work. But in Aruba, where will the younger go to better themselves? There is absolutely no major industry except tourism on the island, and if the young folks there don't wish to participate in it, the island will have to go elsewhere to find workers. This is happening all over the world as younger people want to be engineers and doctors and such instead of learning a trade. More building will have a detrimental effect in the service industry. If you think things are slow now, hang on. As the island brings in outsiders to do the work, I'm sure service will suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    the island will have to go elsewhere to find workers.
    …..and anyone wanting to get out of hospitality would also have to go elsewhere...! Walt.... I too did my time and would be frustrated if that was all that was available to me. For some folks it's enough... and is honorable, but to others not so much...!
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    Personally speaking, I believe Aruba dsn't need to get workers from abroad. There are 5000 young people without a job I read in one of the newspapers. Besides that, there are about 10.000 undocumented illegal immigrants from Venezuela. Instead of rounding them up like cattle, give those who are already working, who dont have a criminal background, permits to work to fill in the gaps that the locals can't fill. I see it as a win win for everyone.

    Oh and for crimms: That hotel is for sure coming unless the people revolt. Permits are already done and dusted. Everything is set. It won't be on the beach like in the Noord area, but will instead be on top of the plateau about 100-200m from the beach itself.

    They will also be repairing damage to baby beach done by a hurricane like 6 or 7 years ago where 1/3 of the beach got destroyed, thus creating extra space. No palapas or water sports will be allowed on the beach either.
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