|Job Fair, 20th Anniversary of ADA, Recovery Act Averts 2nd Great Depression -- July 30, 2010|
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The job fair will take place Wednesday, August 25th from 9 AM to 3 PM at IUPUI's Campus Center in Downtown Indianapolis. The event is free and will provide an opportunity to speak with a diverse group of companies from various sectors that are looking to hire new employees here in central Indiana.
For more details on the event please call my office at (317) 283-6516 or click Here to register.
20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act
This week, the House commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Sadly before the ADA, people with disabilities were treated as second-class citizens. Thanks to this historic law we've seen the doors of opportunity open for so many Americans with disabilities. From making buildings and public transportation more accessible, to creating a more equitable environment in the workplace, people with disabilities are living better lives today because of the ADA.
"But there is still work that needs to be done. Americans with disabilities continue to face challenges in finding jobs, with nearly half unemployed...[ more]
Study: Recovery Act, other actions averted second Great Depression
I've been a firm believer that the Recovery Act and other steps taken at the federal level have worked effectively to save our economy from collapse, and evidence supporting this fact continues to mount.
Just this week, two leading economists, Alan S. Blinder, a former vice chairman of the Fed, and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, released a study using quantitative models that showed the rapid response to our economic crisis worked to prevent the nation from sliding into a second Great Depression. Without the Recovery Act and other measures to stop the freefall, our country would have lost an additional 8.5 million jobs, on top of the more than 8 million already lost. Click [Here] to read the New York Times article in full.
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