Obama says will unveil jobs plan next week

WASHINGTON Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:42am EDT

People wait in line to enter a job fair in New York August 15, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

People wait in line to enter a job fair in New York August 15, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said Monday he would unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through infrastructure improvements.

Obama made the comment as he announced he had picked Princeton economist Alan Krueger as the new chief of the Council of Economic Advisers.

He said next week he would lay out a series of steps that the U.S. Congress can take immediately to put more money in the pockets of middle class families and put construction crews to work.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (32)
aladaire wrote:
I guess he’s resigning. Good news for jobs.

Aug 29, 2011 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
1lkjhgfds wrote:
Will it be made out of construction paper and Popsicle sticks?

Aug 29, 2011 12:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
munkey wrote:
I’m taking bets on how many jobs this bill will cost.

Aug 29, 2011 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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