The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a “For the People” Jobs Initiative Monday, including nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings in response to alarmingly high unemployment rates in Black America.
A job fair and town hall at Cleveland State University in Ohio will be the first part of the CBC’s iniative.
“Recently, the CBC Members unanimously introduced the Congressional Black Caucus ‘For the People’ Jobs Initiative Resolution (H. Res. 348) to encourage the House of Representatives to immediately consider and pass critical jobs legislation to address the growing jobs crisis throughout America,” CBC Chairman Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, II said on Friday, in response to the release of July jobs numbers. “We want to get 10,000 people hired. There is no time to waste. The time to act is now, and we are on the move.”