Job.com Poll Reveals Jobseekers Disapproval of Obama's Stimulus Plan
December 08, 2009
Fredericksburg, VA -- December 8, 2009 -- Jobseekers believe that President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has left much to be desired after coming in to law last February. In a recent online survey of over 970 jobseekers and conducted by career portal, Job.com, 64 percent of respondents do not think that the President's stimulus plan has, in fact, created more jobs for Americans.
The two-week long survey, conducted on Job.com's website encouraged visitors to provide their opinion on the current employment situation in America. After analyzing the results, the Job.com team believes that the 10.0 percent unemployment rate has had a strong influence on jobseekers' opinions. These results are also reflected by the scarce 4 percent of Job.com's respondents who say that their job was either saved or created by the stimulus plan.
"Our jobseekers are obviously frustrated," said Brian Alden, President and CEO of Job.com, "We have over 10 Million unique visitors coming to Job.com every month to search and apply to jobs as well as access career advice and resources exclusively found on Job.com." Alden added, "And although we're seeing a healthy dose of activity from employers posting their jobs on Job.com, there's no clear evidence that these positions have come out of the stimulus package."
In addition to the bleak views about Obama's first attempt to bring more jobs back to the American people, Job.com's job seekers are on the fence about whether or not another stimulus package will bring about more change. Forty-six percent believe a second stimulus package will create more jobs while 53 percent shy away from the idea of the development of a new economic stimulus.
Job.com's jobseekers will soon find out what steps Obama will be taking next to boost job creation in a speech he will give today at the Brookings Institution. There has already been buzz going around about using funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program in lieu of a second stimulus package to help improve the jobless rate. Whatever the outcome from Obama's speech may be, Job.com will continue to support its 19 million members by providing a platform to not only search and apply to jobs but to also help advance their personal career path. To take the Job.com Poll and weigh in on this issue, please visit http://www.job.com/my.job/poll/us=2090.
The poll undertaken by Job.com on its website had a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. The opinions expressed in this non-scientific poll do not reflect those of Job.com's staff.
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