Why does unemployment remain so high and median wages remain so low in Miami-Dade County? If we ask Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the commissioners, they surely will not mention underskilled and illiterate workers being a factor.
Why? Because they’re slashing the county’s library system, closing half of the branches and laying off hundreds of employees.
County libraries need to be open more hours rather than fewer and they need more funding rather than less.
People need access to the computers in the libraries to find and apply for jobs. Programs such as Project LEAD adult-literacy programs sorely need to continue and students need access to libraries in order to excel. Yet our county officials prefer to posture for reelection.
Ashby Cathey, Miami