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The U.S. Needs More Jobs…Can You Help Create More? We’re Giving Away $250,000 To The Best Ideas

October 23, 2012 by

While unemployment rates are improving, there are still many people out of work. That’s where we come in. In case you haven’t heard, we are running a contest giving away up to $250,000 for the best ideas to help create jobs in America. All the details are here and the deadline to enter is Nov. 15. Meanwhile, here’s what the Washington Post says about the current job situation in America:

“Although the report offered a brightening picture of the nation’s labor market, the overall rate of job creation remains less than robust. In addition, unemployment remains far above normal levels, and many millions who have jobs are not working full time. ‘While the September employment report was more encouraging than the ones we have seen in recent months, the job market is still a long way from rosy, good health,’ said Gary Burtless, a Brookings Institution economist. This year, employers have added only slightly more jobs per month than are needed to keep pace with normal labor-force expansion, and slightly fewer than the 153,000 average monthly gain the nation experienced in 2011. Also, the number of Americans working part-time — even though they want full-time jobs — rose sharply last month to 8.6 million.”

On Bloomberg TV, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said “we still need to see more growth in manufacturing, construction and local government jobs.”

Have a great idea for increasing jobs in the U.S.? Enter the contest:

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