Obama and Romney Need a Jobs Plan - No Worries, Kids Have it Called SaveOurWorkforce

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A key issue with voters is jobs. According to some young people, neither presidential candidate has a workable jobs plan. No worries, kids have a solution called SaveOurWorkforce.

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No worries, kids brainstormed the unemployment problem and created a jobs plan called SaveOurWorkforce.

Employers took 1,267 mass layoff actions in August involving 127,454 workers as reported last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS also reported the labor-force participation rate -- the percentage of the civilian working-age population that is either working or looking for a job -- fell to 63.5 percent, the lowest since 1981. For voters, it may come down to which candidate has the best jobs plan to reduce unemployment. Some high school and college students reviewed both the Obama and Romney "jobs plan" and their conclusion was that neither candidate has a practical proposal. These young people studied the unemployment problem and believe they have created the only workable jobs plan called SaveOurWorkforce.

What do these kids think about the Obama and Romney jobs plan? "President Obama's plan focuses on federal spending and tax incentives which we believe is a short term solution to a long term unemployment problem", explains Nestor Crespin, attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. "For Mr. Romney, his plan centers on the private sector creating more jobs. However we believe companies making record profits are still not hiring because they have no incentive to keep jobs in America." says Stephen Sisley, at Brevard Community College in Florida.  What solution do these youngsters have for Obama and Romney?

"No worries," says Austin Mazzolini who attends California Academy of Math and Science. "Kids brainstormed the unemployment problem and created a jobs plan called SaveOurWorkforce." Eric Palma, another student at the same school explains, "Brainstorming is all about encouraging wild ideas and having lots of thoughts and coming up with creative solution which kids are great at."  "For several months students have been brainstorming, searching for a solution," explains Austin. The kids concluded that 'invisible outsourcing' - sending jobs, goods and services outside of the United States without consumers knowing - is the root cause of the high levels of unemployment and that it can be made visible using social networking. This organization's goal is to give large companies the needed incentive to keep jobs in America by providing a tool for consumers to easily monitor, encourage and reward businesses that provide jobs to American families. 

SaveOurWorkforce high school and college clubs track and report the U.S. workforce size of the largest corporations in America and provide an ongoing database to the public free of charge on their website. The website tool Before-You-Buy, Verify empowers consumers to direct their purchases towards companies that support the U.S. Workforce the most. Robyn Bellina, a student at St. Bernard High School explains, "Using this tool strongly encourages businesses to keep jobs in America and provides President Obama and Mr. Romney a practical jobs plan to rebuild our middle class workforce."

About SaveOurWorkforce

SaveOurWorkforce is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save and rebuild the American workforce. Founded in 2012 by high school and college students, the organization encourages the involvement of students, individuals, and companies throughout the country at their website http://SaveOurWorkforce.org.  Students (13 years and older) are asked to join and track the company workforce sizes in their area.  Individuals (the 99%) are asked to join and use the free tool “Before-You-Buy, Verify” that encourages businesses to keep jobs in America. Companies are also asked to join and partner with the youth to help keep jobs in America at http://SaveOurWorkforce.org.

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