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Greater Washington can effectively and responsibly deal with economic challenges by creating lower unemployment, or by terminating the less devoted people instead of the last hired, because when these companies are taking away the last hired people they could be taking away someone who is excellent and hard working, which in the future can hurt them. Also they can follow the ethics of things, by doing what’s right whether the law’s against it or not. Another way is to not expand as much. They keep expanding their companies and a lot of people don’t care for it, they are taking away peoples land just to build another shopping center when there is one right down the street. Most importantly they can plan for the future and prevent all of this from ever happening. Unemployment has increased to 6.5 percent in August 2009 from 4.3 percent in October 2008 (Department of Numbers). The companies of greater Washington can prevent this by not hiring as many people from the start. Then the businesses can raise revenue by holding fundraisers or events that donate money to them. Once they have become financially ready the companies can then start hiring responsible people; people who will do the job that they have been given and do it right. It would also be helpful if instead of terminating the last hired that they terminate the workers that they know are not helping the business grow and are lazy. They can try out the new workers for a little while and those workers could possibly make them the most money they have made in a long time. Like in earlier paragraphs when these businesses terminate the
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