Obama Uses LinkedIn To Push Jobs Plan
1 year ago
President is set to conduct a town hall at LinkedIn headquarters
President Obama teamed up with LinkedIn Monday for a town hall to promote the American Jobs Act.
The President answered questions about job creation and the economy from LinkedIn members across the country.
When asked about unemployment, Obama said: "The most important thing we can do right now is pass this jobs act. Long term we need to invest in education, infrastructure, science and technology."
"The jobs of the future are going to come from the innovation economy - and these companies are symbols, faces of an innovation economy," Democratic strategist Chris Lehane said about Obama's Silicon Valley events.
Obama does have some competition in spreading the jobs message. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield and budget chair Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will appear at their own town hall meeting a few miles away at the Palo Alto headquarters of Facebook.
Going forward, Obama will participate with Yahoo Wednesday in "the first-ever Hispanic-focused online roundtable" at the White House.