President Obama delivered his jobs bill to Congress Monday. He also gave legislators a nudge to put politics aside to put Americans to work. But how easy is that? A recent study showed some companies cannot find enough skilled workers despite a high number of Americans looking for work.
When the monthly numbers came out last Friday, unemployment was still above 9 percent and the economy created no jobs--none; zero; zilch. The Republican presidential candidates quickly took the president to task while Mr. Obama was in “I’ve gotta get out there with a plan” mode.
The long Labor Day weekend is more than just a day off of work--the last respite of the season signals a collective shift from a lazy, summer mindset to the hustle and bustle of fall! But local journalists were hardly beach bums this month--August was full of news to cover.