This week, a coalition of call center operators promised to create 100,000 new American customer service jobs, many of which could be done from home. But unless Internet access is improved, those jobs will be off-limits to one third of the country. There are two hindrances to broadband. For 20 million Americans, there are no… Continue reading FCC Chair Discusses Broadband Access, Affordability
A coalition of call center operators is hoping to bring back some of the jobs that have been outsourced over the last decade. The Jobs4America group has promised to create 100,000 customer service jobs in the United States. About 200 of the new jobs will be in Jeffersonville, where Jobs4America member Accent Marketing Services is… Continue reading Call Center Operators Promise 100,000 New Jobs, But Access Is A Concern for Potential Applicants
The law allows optometrists to perform certain procedures—such as laser surgery—that are currently only done by ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors. Optometrists must be certified to do the procedures and they need to purchase the proper equipment. Optometrist Richard Gersh of Louisville says the law is aimed mostly at rural areas where ophthalmologists are scarce.
The government’s broadband map charts Internet accessibility. It shows no coverage–wired or wireless–in portions of eastern and southern Kentucky.
Rural areas often see the effects of altered spending first. Of course, Louisville benefits from federal spending as well. Many previously-proud earmark earners say now is the time to end the process and close the deficit. Others, however, argue that in times of recession, a balanced budget should not be a high priority.
The campaign is aimed at organizing listeners and viewers of public radio and television to urge their legislators to oppose any cuts. Several lawmakers are proposing cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund public radio and television across the country, and provides 14% of KET’s $23 million budget.