Today, CNN released a report entitled, “Stimulus got me my job,” demonstrating the positive impact that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is having by creating and saving jobs for Americans across the country. However, while job losses have improved in the last year by 90%, they remain far too high. That is why Democrats are committed to building on our efforts to strengthen the economy and put millions of Americans back to work.
‘It’s keeping me employed’
“I’m working on the DUO project [depleted uranium oxide], I was in D&D [deactivation and decommissioning] and I moved over here in October. They needed someone to run the night shift so I came over. It’s still stimulus funded and it’s keeping me employed.” – Bobby Jones, Administrative general foreman, 1/25/2010
‘I’m making an impact’
“I just got assigned as a project manager of a highway safety improvement project -- the goal is to identify intersections with high crash rates and work with consultants to mitigate accidents and make them safer. It feels good to know that these are some of the roads I drive on and that my coworkers and friends drive on. It feels good to know I’m making an impact…. None of this would be possible without the stimulus and I’m very grateful for that.” – Wellington Hall, Traffic engineer, 1/25/2010
‘I cannot imagine doing anything else’
“I had wanted to work for this organization six months prior to being offered my current position. They had a part-time opening but I needed full-time. When the [stimulus] funding came through, they offered me a position. Without a doubt, the funding made it possible for me to have this job. We've also, through stimulus, been able to hire more employees and that's great.” – Patricia Dunn, Nurse practitioner, 1/25/2010