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NATIONAL PLAN TO CREATE JOBS: LOCAL JOB CREATION MIRRORS NATIONAL MOVEMENT

 

December 31, 2009 (San Diego) -- The Economic Policy Institute (EPI has issued a nationwide local jobs initiative called the American Jobs Plan. The five-point plan to create jobs for Americans has been embraced by the Obama administration following a recent jobs summit and is under consideration in Congress.

 

Last month, EPI issued a statement  in collaboration with the NAACP, the AFL-CIO and other groups that called for a stronger focus on creating jobs as the only way to ensure a robust economic recovery.  The plan calls for strengthening the safety net, fiscal relief for state and local governments, investment in transportation and schools, public service jobs, and a job creation tax credit. 

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