WASHINGTON--()--The Union of Unemployed (UCubed) welcomes today’s U.S. Department of Labor jobs report and renews its call for an ambitious, robust jobs program to accelerate the trend.
“Finally, we are seeing the kind of job growth numbers that unemployed Americans desperately need”
“Finally, we are seeing the kind of job growth numbers that unemployed Americans desperately need,” said UCubed President Rick Sloan. “Adding 236,000 new jobs will raise their spirits and encourage many to re-enter the workforce. Now America needs to focus on increasing that level of job growth.”
UCubed urges the White House and Congress to create a 21st century Works Progress Administration (WPA) similar to the Franklin D. Roosevelt program that put more than 8.5 million Americans back to work during the Great Depression. A modern-day WPA would spark a new economic reality and the necessary sustained growth of 4 percent and the addition of 350,000 new jobs a month for the next three years.
With over 136,000 activists who regularly connect with nearly 37 million Facebook friends, UCubed represents a significantly rising demographic of unemployed and underemployed Americans. UCubed was created to provide a structure for jobless individuals to take political, economic and social advantage of their growing numbers. For more information, visit www.UnionofUnemployed.com.