September 6, 2010

JobMonkey Celebrates Anniversary; President Obama Speaks for Labor Day Speech

Happy Labor Day, JobMonkey readers! Do you know that today is a very special day for our blog? We love Labor Day for a number of reasons. First, there is the obvious connection between what we blog about and what this holiday is about — labor, work, employment.

Whether you’ve got the job of your dreams or your current gig is just a means to an end, we want to help you find more fulfillment in your employment situation. We want your job to be a true labor of love!

Now, the second reason that this is a special day is because we launched this blog on this very day two years ago! Can you believe it? In 24 months, we have grown from one lone blogger bringing you the JobMonkey news to an international effort of a team of bloggers reporting on everything from oil spill relief volunteer jobs to middle east volunteer and work abroad opportunities — to everything in between.

We very much appreciate your readership and welcome your continued comments and feedback! Here’s to another two years!

On another Labor Day note, President Obama spoke today about the state of the economy and vowed that created jobs would be his “most urgent task.”  Later this week, Obama will unveil a $50 billion plan to stimulate jobs by expanding the country’s roadways, railways and runways. We cover railroad jobs and airline jobs on JobMonkey – quite extensively.

The President is also set to propose extending tax breaks for small businesses and entrepreneurs. If you are thinking about starting your own work-from-home business, now might be a great time!

Last month, the country lost 54,000 jobs, which raised the unemployment rate back up to 9.6%. About the slowing pace of the economic recovery, President Obama said last Friday:

The economy is moving in a positive direction, jobs are being created; they’re just not being created as fast as they need to, given the big hole that we experienced…We’re moving in the right direction. We just have to speed it up.

What do you think? Are things moving in the right direction? Have you seem improvements in your own community?

Happy Labor Day!

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