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Ohio and U.S. see growth in nonprofits jobs
Monday, February 04, 2013
Nonprofit work often serves noble humanitarian purposes, but it usually makes a far less important economic contribution than the “real private sector,” which are fields where hiring and growth are overwhelming influenced by market forces, said Alan Tonelson, research fellow with the U.S. Business and Industry Council in Washington, D.C.

Growth and hiring in the “subsidized private sector,” such as social assistance agencies and health care services, will not strengthen the American economy in the long-term, because they often rely on government grants and transfer payments, he said.

“I view employment gains there the same way that I view employment gains in the public sector,” Tonelson said. “From a purely economic standpoint, the creation of government jobs does not genuinely add directly to the economy’s wealth levels.”

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