Few jobs for graduates...
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The reason behind writing this letter was to find some concern in the community for teenagers ready to graduate college or high school for a good job. Moab is a tourist surviving community, as we all know. Our main season is summer; our slow season is winter in January and February.

The reason why I am upset is what happens for students who want to come back to Moab after college but don’t have a good enough job because they are over-qualified.

Moab is a beautiful place to raise a family and start your life. It has many things to offer, except the ability to have reasonable opportunity for educated people. Yes, we have all the main things as in the community for a good enough job. You can work at a local store or on the river, possibly get a job at a doctor’s office. I don’t entirely blame Moab in general for having this problem, but I wish we knew how we could help the newly graduated students come to Moab and get a good job.

It’s sad to think people don’t, nor can’t come back to Moab because after all the time they spent up in college getting an education they can’t come to Moab for a job because we don’t necessarily offer that for them. Moab thrives off of the tourism. If you go to college for outdoor education or tourism you may do well in Moab with that higher education.

Small towns are limited with local jobs. Living in a big city can offer more job opportunities. Working for a big company has a lot of benefits that a small town can’t offer, like an opportunity to meet new people and new talents or interest.

Sincerely, A GCHS Red Devil.

—Cammy Beeman

Moab

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