The Congressional Black Caucus Announces Over 120 Employers and Counting Participating in the “For the People” Jobs Initiative
Over 10,000 real jobs will be created!
Washington, DC – This August, thousands will gather for town hall meetings, job fairs, job readiness workshops, and seminars as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus For the People Jobs Initiative. Last week we were happy to announce almost one hundred employers registered to participate with several job vacancies available to improve the dismal unemployment situation in our communities. This week, we are pleased to announce that number has grown to over 120 companies.
The CBC looks forward to working with more partners as we work diligently to decrease the numbers of unemployed. As reported, African American unemployment remains stagnant at 16.2%, and the wealth gap between whites and people of color is the largest it has been in decades. It has become clear that the time for immediate and real action to provide hard working Americans with real jobs is now.
“Our goal remains the same. We want to get 10,000 people hired”, said Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, “If you have jobs we have thousands of people who need them”, he added. “Washington has finally ended the see-saw game on the debt ceiling and now we can finally focus on real people who are suffering. We are pleased that many of our nation’s employers have stepped up to the plate to help remedy the crisis”, Cleaver said. The “For the People” Jobs Initiative begins this Monday, August 8, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio and will continue throughout the month of August ending in Los Angeles, California. To find out more about the “For the People” Jobs Initiative, please visit the CBC website.