Presidential Jobs Council Hails jobs4america Coalition

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13 October 2011




October 13, 2011


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Nick Lanyi


Presidential Jobs Council Hails
jobs4america Coalition

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 13, 2011 - The presidential council tasked with identifying ways to generate job growth in America specifically highlighted the 100,000 jobs to be created by members of the jobs4america coalition over the next two years as an example of the
job-creating potential of expanding broadband access and adoption in the U.S.

jobs4america, a coalition comprised of business leaders and groups working to create a
combined 100,000 U.S. contact center jobs over the next two years, was launched
in August 2011 and now has more than 40 members.

In its interim report, "Taking Action, Building Confidence: Five Common-Sense
Initiatives To Boost Jobs and Competitiveness," the President's Council on Jobs
and Competitiveness pointed out that broadband expansion can help drive
American competiveness and create jobs:

"Broadband Internet access can also allow workers to participate in the home services
revolution, a change that allows the United States to once again be cost
competitive with global service providers like India for more complex,
higher-value services," the Council report said. "Indeed, the FCC, as part
of its broadband initiative just announced commitments to create 100,000 jobs
from companies looking to create or repatriate jobs to home-based workers and
low-cost areas of the United States."

"We're pleased that the President's Jobs Council recognizes that contact centers are
using broadband to create jobs," said Jim Kohlenberger, Executive Director of
jobs4america. "At a time when many Americans are looking for work, contact
centers are hiring thanks to the economic driver of broadband innovation."

About jobs4america

jobs4america is a coalition of forward-looking business leaders committed to creating jobs
in America. With millions of Americans looking for work and new broadband
enabled technologies transforming the way contact centers work, members of this
new coalition are coming together to generate thousands of American
contact center jobs. jobs4america members are also helping to identify and
encourage other companies, big and small, to join us in this innovative campaign,
with an overall goal to create a combined 100,000 U.S. jobs over the next two
years. We're proud to be creating new jobs and opportunities for communities
and families across America. For more information, visit