The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans. With nationwide unemployment at an unacceptably high rate – and at least 235,000 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) out of work for more than six months – the President believes that inaction is not an option. That’s why the President is putting out a plan to increase the pace of job creation, and why he is committed to fighting for Congress to act on this plan.
These measures – which will expand opportunities for the long-term unemployed to reenter the workforce, provide incentives for businesses to hire, and make investments in revitalizing schools, infrastructure and neighborhoods – will help create new job opportunities in AAPI communities and across the country. Download the fact sheet (pdf) to read about how the American Jobs Act will grow the economy and put AAPIs back to work.