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Sound Off for Nov. 6: The jobs for college graduates aren’t in Mississippi

People stand in line during a job fair at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi in March 2016. There are 4,400 fewer jobs on the Coast since the oil spill in 2010 and 11,265 fewer than before Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
People stand in line during a job fair at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi in March 2016. There are 4,400 fewer jobs on the Coast since the oil spill in 2010 and 11,265 fewer than before Hurricane Katrina in 2005. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

Courage of convictions

I can only imagine the courage it must take these players to kneel during the National Anthem, knowing so many people are vehemently opposed to them doing so. They must feel strongly about their protest; they certainly have the "courage of their convictions."

Thank you so much

I lost my wallet with credit cards, license and various important cards and receipts at Island View Casino on Nov. 3 at about 6 p.m. I didn’t notice until I got home. When I called they told me they had it. That was my first blessing. When I got it, it was all intact, nothing missing. That was my second blessing. Would like to thank the honest person that found it and turned it in. May God bless you with His richest blessings. Thank you.

Enlarge fine print

Is not maybe the most important information in an advertisement on TV the very small print at the bottom of the ad which disappears so quickly? Like the “no call” list ,which frankly doesn’t work unfortunately, maybe the disclaimers should be in large print and explained in detail for a better understanding by the potential client.

What did you get?

In response to Sunday sound off titled “Not that much”: The Republican tax plan is doubling the tax deduction, lowering corporate tax rate, which will bring more jobs to America with better wages. What would the Democrats have done for you? Raise taxes? Under the last eight years, what have you gotten?

Spot on

The article by Mike Fullilove re: Russian meddling was spot on. Only wish he had room in column to mention Donna Brazile admitting in her new book the fact that the DNC never really wanted Bernie Sanders to be a candidate. Can you imagine how many hours and how much effort was wasted by his volunteers?

Listen! Up in the sky!

What’s the deal with the noisy prop airplane that flies over the Coast nearly every day?

Know what you mean

In response to “Where are the jobs?” I am in the same situation. I have a solid resume. I have a college degree and certifications in the medical field. I too have excellent references. I have inquired about jobs and have maybe heard back from two. The jobs I apply for close and open back up again, which doesn't make sense. I went to one job and I was told my resume was over qualified for the position. All I want to do is start somewhere in my field. At least get my foot in the door. Students who earn their degrees in Mississippi, I have found, are leaving the state for jobs elsewhere. To answer your question, the jobs are not here for college graduates.

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