January 7, 2012- The White House is highlighting the companies that have decided to bring jobs back to U.S. soil. The administration is showcasing them as another way people can find work. Next week, the White House will host a forum called Insourcing American jobs.
The forum will united business leaders who already have brought new jobs back into the U.S. The president explained in his Saturday radio address that the meeting will cover the ways more jobs can return to the country from abroad.
Obama said the country is heading back in the right direction with these new jobs. He said that after also talking about how unemployment dipped to 8.5% during December. He mentioned how over 200,000 new jobs were added by the private sector in December and that in the past 22 months over three million new jobs have been added by the same sector.
Obama said the auto industry in America was recovering and that manufacturing was increasing as we start 2012. The president said he has a commitment to everyone in America to keep doing all he can to help the economy move forward and to ensure that the middle class regains the security it has lost over the last ten years.
Republicans are critical of Obama saying unemployment has been above 8% for nearly three straight years saying it is the longest time unemployment has been that way since the 1930s and the Great Depression.