The American Jobs Act reflects a commitment to strengthen the recovery and help increase access to jobs for all Americans. Hispanic families, who will account for 65% of the Nation’s population growth between 2010 and 2050, will help form the backbone of America’s labor force in the coming decades. With unemployment among Hispanics at an unacceptably high rate of 11.3% – and nearly 1 million Hispanic Americans out of work for more than six months– the President believes that we must take action to support the hard working families that drive our nation’s prosperity and growth. That’s why the President is putting forward a plan to increase the pace of job creation in America, and why he is committed to fighting for Congress to act on this plan:
Julie Rodriguez is an Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement.