NewsLocal NewsFascinating online insight into city’s recordsBy admin – July 7, 2011 533 Advertisement Previous article‘Until Bill produced, we’re debating a press release’ – Cllr KennedyNext articleBye week for Limerick FC admin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp INVALUABLE information for local historians, researchers and the men and woman interested in researching aspects of Limerick city’s past, is available from the Limerick Archives Department, which has responsibility for the records of the city council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The City Archives, which also collect donations of material relating to the city, its people and organisations, including Limerick Chamber, Limerick Harbour Commissioners and Limerick Union Board of Guardians, has now made these collections freely available on www.limerickcity.ie“Each year new collections are added to the website – for instance in 2010 the council’s Health and Welfare records, dispensary records, allotments and turf production records were added, as were a selection of collections from Limerick’s Christian Brothers School and other bodies,” says a spokesperson for City Hall.A fascinating insight into the Quaker community in Limerick was recently made available through the donation of a microfilm copy of the Quaker Papers at a launch in the Quaker Meeting House.The papers contain records of meetings, records of births and marriages and of grievances when their goods were seized in lieu of tithes due to the Established Church.A fascinating series of diaries, documents and photographs of the Limerick man, DCC Mercier, who worked as a mill manager in Ranks Flour Mills from 1922 to 1961, was donated to the archives in October 2010.The papers document Mr Mercier’s working life in one of Limerick’s key industries.A reception to mark the donation was held in City Hall and former Ranks’ workers and their families were invited to attend. Linkedin Email Print
34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details This is an interesting time. There seems to be a push from all directions to get a college degree. This isn’t a bad thing by any means. But there is a curious situation developing because of this college craze. The United States seems to be lacking tradesmen. A tradesman is an individual who works in manual or skilled labor. These are your electricians, carpenters, plumbers, welders, etc. These are the jobs you typically wouldn’t go to college to get a degree for.As of August of 2019, the Department of Labor reports the U.S. as having 7.1 million job openings. With so many job openings, why aren’t there more tradesmen? America has become convinced that sending our children to college is a good thing. It certainly can be, but let’s look at some numbers, shall we?According to Payscale.com, the average pay for a carpenter is $28.60 per hour. Assuming you or someone you know works a full 40 hours a week, you could stand to make roughly $55K a year. Perhaps you’re good and on the higher end of the salary line. At $49 per hour, a journeyman can make around $94K per year. And, if you’re union, you get medical benefits and a retirement fund. If this is your route, private employers can pay for additional education.It has been said before that college is expensive. That’s because it is. College Data reports the university has an annual cost of about $34,700. A bachelor’s degree takes about four years. Do the math. That’s $138,800. Yes, there is financial aid that can help cover costs, but that’s still a hefty amount of money. Why dig yourself into a possible hole getting an education in something you might not work in?Tradesmen are sorely needed right now, however. The American labor force has dwindled significantly. Fortunately, this leaves a nice opportunity open for people who want to work. If you think college isn’t for you or a loved one, do some research about skilled labor. There is plenty of work, and it’s a lot cheaper to get trained in than a college education.