Last week the Obama Administration held a “Jobs and Economic Growth Forum” and while I think their attention on jobs is one year too late (this is not political, the Bush Administration had their head in the sand) at least they are getting to it.
And while I have little faith that much can be done at the Federal level (did you see all the politicians taking credit for creating jobs?) there is a cool idea that came from this and an event that is being organized locally to talk and get into it.
The following information is taken from the Minnesota Jobs Summit registration page for an event that will be held January 6, 2010 in Minneapolis.
On December 3, 2009, the White House hosted the Jobs and Economic Growth Forum, an opportunity for the President and the economic team to hear from some of the leading CEOs, small business owners, labor leaders, nonprofit heads and thinkers about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work. To follow up on that, the White House also asked citizens and community leaders to host Community Job Forums across the country until January 7th, 2010.
We will be joining together and discussing the metrics, complications and opportunities around job creation and growth. Bring a laptop, your lunch, an open mind and the creativity to make a difference in Minnesota Job Growth and Business.
January 6th, 2010
11:00am - 1:00pm
Walker Meeting Room at the Hennepin Central Library
2880 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis , 55408 952.847.8400
Moderated by: Kate-Madonna Hindes
Please email: Katie.Hindes@gmail.com for more information, or to speak at the event.
I am registered for the event and look forward to talk with people in here in Minneapolis about how we can help our friends and neighbors get back to work.
To register for this FREE event click Minnesota Jobs Summit.
Here is some information on Kate-Madonna Hines:
Kate-Madonna Hindes is a nationally recognized and sought after public speaker and writer on Social Media and a state-wide facilitator for DEED Minnesota.
Her recent credits include speaking at Minnesota’s WorkForce Centers and at Social Media Breakfast, along with the 2009 National Cancer Conference in Chicago.