Hey All, I know that there was a post about this earlier, but I wanted to revisit with the recent developments! So the below is an sample of the press statement from the whitehouse.gov
The President announced today, for example, that the CEO of an iconic American manufacturer, Caterpillar, would rehire some of the 20,000 workers who were recently laid off if the recovery package were passed.
But CAT’s not alone. The Denver Business Journal reported a few days ago that, "Telecommunications companies fore-see putting thousands of construction workers to work this year expanding the nation’s broadband infrastructure, fueled by the federal economic stimulus package." The Business Review Western Michigan describes how 85% of contractors could either hire new workers or avoid layoffs if the plan is passed. Even Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company would "absolutely" hire new employees if the stimulus passes.
So what does this mean for all of us? Urban Planners are flurishing in some areas, and (Arizona) struggling in others. Where do Planners fall in? Are there going to be jobs?
I'm interested to hear your thoughts and research. Personally, I hope that the stimulus bill stimulates jobs across the board.