One of my favorite Rust Belt bloggers, Jim Russell from Burgh Diaspora, has an interesting post about Saskatchewan, Canada, where the local government is offering college graduates $20,000 to settle for a minimum of seven years.
The city of Ontario has 100,000 jobs it can’t fill, even though unemployment is at a 12-year high. Premier Dalton McGuinty said Saskatchewan is competing with Michigan, California, New York and Massachusetts to attract college-educated workers.
The city of Manitoba, as well, is working to bring educated workers into the fold. The city paid $2 million to run television advertisements attempting to entice educated workers to the area.