Thanks to Parker for spotting the following...
The announcement below from the Province indicates that United Solar is creating 80 new clean energy jobs by investing $12 million in a manufacturing facility in LaSalle.
This announcement from United Solar tells a different story. It appears that the investment is $4 million not $12 million and they have applied for grants under a couple of the provinces programs: Check this announcement out here:
This quote caught my attention: "$4 million investment will lead to 80 new jobs."
THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM UNITED SOLAR SAYS A $4 MILLION INVESTMENT BUT THE LIBERALS ANNOUNCE IT IS A $12 MILLION INVESTMENT.
WHERE IS THE MISSING $8 MILLION?
"United Solar has applied for training grants from the Ontario government to assist with the ramp up of the facility. In addition, the company is expecting to receive support under the Ontario Works Program and from the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit, which are designed to encourage job growth in the province."
ARE THE TAXPAYERS COMING UP WITH THE OTHER $8 MILLION? IT SURE LOOKS THAT WAY BASED ON THE COMPANY'S ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT GRANT APPLICATIONS!
SO, EIGHTY (80) JOBS FOR $8 MILLION DOLLARS! SOUNDS LIKE THE TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING UNITED SOLAR $100,000 FOR EACH NEW JOB!
UNITED SOLAR ARE LAYING OFF PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/05/possible_layoffs_for_workers_a.html TO CREATE JOBS IN ONTARIO.
SO ONTARIO SELLS CHEAP SUBSIDIZED ELECTRICITY TO MICHIGAN AND PAY ONE OF THEIR COMPANIES $100,000 PER EMPLOYEE TO MOVE JOBS TO LASALLE!
NOW THAT IS CREATIVE ACCOUNTING!
Clean Energy Investment Creating 80 New Jobs
May 24, 2011
McGuinty Government Builds Clean Energy Economy As Province Continues To Turn The Corner
Ontario's shift toward clean, renewable energy is strengthening the province's economy by attracting good jobs, investment and opportunities for Windsor-area families.
United Solar is creating 80 new clean energy jobs by investing $12 million in a manufacturing facility in LaSalle. This facility will make solar panels for the growing clean energy economy in Ontario and supply renewable energy projects under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff program, which is building a strong clean energy industry in the province.
Windsor electricians will also be benefiting from a 10-kilowatt solar project to provide valuable, specialized training in the growing clean energy sector. Operated by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 773, the project is one of almost 5,500 small-scale solar installations feeding clean power into Ontario's electricity grid through the province's microFIT program.
Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan is getting Ontario off dirty coal-fired power and replacing it with clean, renewable sources of power -- like wind, solar and bio-energy. This transition to a clean, modern and reliable electricity system is creating thousands of new, good jobs and keeping the lights on in our homes and businesses...