Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

 Orchard Park from Hull Road, Cottingham
A £310 million investment in Hull may not be a pot of gold but it will bring 1000 jobs to the city and a sigh of relief all round. What is this crazed loon talking about, I hear you ask. Siemens have announced that, after months of humming and hahing, Hull is the place they want to build a wind turbine factory. A thousand jobs may sound a lot but the city needs many thousands more and possibly this will bring in more skilled high pay positions; we shall see. There's also the massive skills shortage in the city so quite a few of these jobs may go to outsiders unless training is improved. Still mustn't grumble ...not even as every single local politician and placemen seem to be crawling out from under the woodwork to claim the glory for landing this contract.


  1. It's a beautiful photo.
    I wish I believed in the "trickle down" theory, but it hasn't proven to be true.

  2. Hang on - I thought that siemens what was you need to make a baby - that and an egg. I never thought my siemens would make a bloody wind turbine!...But great news for Hull even though I doubt and dislike wind turbines. There's too many of the buggers already.

  3. How many of the 'thousand jobs' will go to local people?