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Alexi Giannoulias on Jobs

 


Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale

Q: What kind of midcourse correction should Obama make?

GIANNOULIAS: We should have had a laser-like focus on creating jobs. If people aren't working, they're not gonna be able to pay their mortgages. And we're gonna continue to have a housing market collapse. Losing a job is more than just losing a paycheck; it affects your morale; it affects our communities; and it makes us a less secure nation. So, we need to do everything we can to create private sector jobs and to stimulate the private sector.

Source: ABC News transcript: 2010 IL Senate debate Oct 19, 2010

Focus on investment in clean energy jobs

As we invest in jobs, we need to also focus on the jobs of tomorrow--good paying positions that can't be outsourced. Illinois is poised to lead as we move toward an economy that is based on technological innovation and clean energy production. Illinois i home to more than 2,500 companies that have created more than 28,000 "clean energy jobs", like building wind turbines, weatherizing homes, building a more efficient electricity grid that reaches every corner of Illinois, and producing energy from waste. Studies have shown that manufacturing jobs created by renewable energy--specifically wind and solar in the case of one study--have had an approximately 80% overlap in areas where jobs have been lost due to outsourcing. I believe that the road to America's energy independence runs right through the prairies and shuttered factories of Illinois. I will work to build on this foundation with the right kind of government incentives so that we can double this number in the next few years.
Source: Democracy For America 2010 endorsements Aug 12, 2010

Invest in clean energy jobs which cannot be outsourced

Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

Evaluate workers on their abilities, not their identities

Workers should be evaluated on their ability to do a job, not on their identities. Alexi supports efforts, modeled after existing civil rights and disabilities legislation, to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source: Campaign website, www.AlexiForIllinois.com, "Issues" Dec 25, 2009

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