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Resident: 'There is a shortage of jobs in Brunswick'

7:00 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Sederick Williams works a part-time job as a cook.

"I love it," he said with a smile in downtown Brunswick. "I love to cook, I love to create."

He wants to create even more with his hands. That's why he's looking for more work.

"It's not easy trying to support myself on the job I have," he said.

He is optimistic and he said he's been lucky. But it takes effort and work to look for work. His mother is also job hunting.

"My heart goes out to her," he said, when talking about his mother. "I know she's struggling. She a good person."

First Coast News asked Williams if he felt like there was a shortage of jobs in Brunswick.

"I believe so," Williams said. "I'm pretty sure there's a shortage in a lot of places. If everybody's not employed, it's a shortage. Everybody should want to work."

"There is a shortage of jobs in Brunswick," said Burnette Fulton, President of the Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber of Commerce.

"We need to work hard and look for innovative ways to create jobs," he said.

"The key to solving the problem," Fulton said, "is being able to attract new business into the area. In order to bring in new revenue, we have to come up with a plan that would attract new business."

As for Williams his plan is to keep at it and he will find that job.

Fulton said he hoped Thursday evening's city hall meeting would foster more job and economic growth for Brunswick and the area.

First Coast News

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