Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, tomorrow will convene the first in a series of hearings to examine employment trends and explore ways to repatriate jobs that have been lost to overseas markets and foster the creation of new jobs here in America. The series will kick off tomorrow with a hearing entitled "Where the Jobs Are: Employment Trends and Analysis."
"With a struggling economy and flawed White House policies, the American people have rightly been asking, "where are the jobs?' With this series of hearings, we intend to seek answers to that pressing question. To put Americans back to work, we need to understand both the obstacles and opportunities that lie ahead. We will take a close look at America's economy to see which sectors are adding jobs and which are still suffering, and we will use that information to support the kind of pro-jobs agenda Americans deserve. We are home to some of the greatest innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the world, and this is an exciting time to explore that potential," said Bono Mack. "While the recent decline in unemployment is welcome news, it is not good enough. Millions of Americans are still out of work and we must do everything we can to foster an environment favorable to job growth."
The first hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, will feature testimony from economists and industry analysts who will explain current employment trends and discuss factors contributing to job growth.