Right now, there are 5-6 workers for every one job opening, according to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). As EPI vice president Ross Eisenbrey said via MarketWatch:
People who are trying to find a job, no matter how hard they try, most will not be able to find a job in the near future. They have to have some income or they end up having their house foreclosed, or declaring bankruptcy.
As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said after Congress left jobless workers hanging:
We are in a jobs emergency—a national crisis. Millions of lives are in ruins and children are being condemned to poverty. Excuses from their elected representatives are of no help to them….Working family voters will not forget who sided with them and who did not.
If your roof fell in, what would you do?
You’d probably invest in fixing the roof.
Well the roof, in terms of this country’s unemployment, has fallen in and it’s time to fix it. Job creation is what will make the economy strong and as our friend’s with the Virginia Organizing Project found in Charlottesville and Danville working families in Virginia know it.
We need bold action, not rhetoric. It’s time to pass the Local Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4812). It will create or save more than 675,000 local community jobs and more than 250,000 education jobs, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee.
Ultimately, job creation is what will make the economy strong. Working family voters know that and make sure your Congressman knows it too.