September 20, 2011 - Issue: Vol. 157, No. 140 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 1st Session
SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 140
(Senate - September 20, 2011)
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[Page S5776] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS ______ SENATE RESOLUTION 272--DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 1, 2011, AS ``NATIONAL JOBS DAY'' Mr. PRYOR (for himself, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. Durbin) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary: S. Res. 272 Whereas people in the United States want to work and contribute to the national economy; Whereas the national unemployment rate in the United States remains stubbornly above 9 percent; Whereas the Office of Management and Budget Fiscal Year 2012 Mid-Session Review of the Budget projects that the unemployment rate may stay above 8.3 percent in 2012; Whereas almost half of unemployed people in the United States have been out of work for 6 months or more and more than 25,000,000 people in the United States are not able to find a full-time job; Whereas throughout the history of the United States, in times of crisis, the private sector has come together and helped lead the United States forward; Whereas the private sector can lead the economic recovery by hiring workers from the United States; Whereas small and large businesses have the power to fuel growth and help bring the United States back to normal levels of employment; Whereas uhireU.S. is a national initiative to rally the business community in the Untied States to come together in its own best interest to hire 1,000,000 workers by the end of 2011; Whereas employing 1,000,000 more people will increase the demand for the goods and services that businesses need to sell, and increase positive sentiment toward businesses; Whereas uhireU.S. is supported by many non-governmental organizations; and Whereas it is important to designate a day for everyone throughout the United States to focus on overcoming the human and economic costs of high unemployment: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates November 1, 2011, as ``National Jobs Day''; (2) encourages businesses, starting on November 1, 2011, to pledge to add not less than 1 unemployed worker for each 100 employees; and (3) supports the goal of the uhireU.S. initiative to put new life into the economy by promoting a wave of business ingenuity that puts 1,000,000 individuals who are jobless back at work by the end of 2011. ____________________