Please Join Us
For a Community Jobs Forum
Friday, December 11, 2009
4:00PM – 5:30PM
A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park, 424 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
On Thursday, December 3 President Obama hosted a summit about job creation. As part of President Obama’s commitment to grassroots organizing, the White House is encouraging community groups across the nation to host their own community forums to discuss job creation in a more local context. Community leaders can upload the results of these meetings through WhiteHouse.gov. The information will be compiled into a report and sent to the Oval Office for review. We invite you to make your contribution to the report by participating in a job forum.
On December 10, 5:00-6:30PM, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is hosting an Arizona Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth at the Biodesign Institute at ASU. In addition to GPEC, participants include members of the AZ Technology Council, Science Foundation Arizona, labor leaders and non-profit leaders. The focus is to listen to these leaders about what they believe the White House and Congress should do to help create jobs and restart Arizona’s economy.
Given ASU’s role as a socially embedded institution, it is fitting that it serves as the convener of a community jobs forum that highlights how social networks and local community building can lead to job creation in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The forum on December 11 will begin with brief presentations about existing community building efforts in the service and design sectors and the relationship between entrepreneurship and job creation. (read more)