Democrat Scott Lee Cohen Makes Job Creation Priority Number One

Jan 28, 2010, 16:36 ET from Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Helps Illinoisans Find Jobs

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Lee Cohen, Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor, has been holding job fairs, connecting thousands of job seekers with employers who are hiring right now.

While taking action to lower Illinois' soaring unemployment, Scott Lee Cohen has held a series of job fairs. As Lieutenant Governor, Cohen intends to continue to hold job fairs throughout the state and recruit business to relocate in Illinois.

"We cannot wait for career politicians to fix the economy. That's why I'm holding job fairs and taking action to find people jobs right now," said Cohen.

Illinois' unemployment rate continues to rank among the highest in the nation. While his opponents just talk about job creation, Cohen said he has been taking immediate action by connecting job seekers with hiring companies "because people throughout the state are hurting."

"Unemployment continues to go up, and it's clear that politicians are not taking real action to help the people of Illinois," said Cohen. "It's time for leaders to step up."

Attendee, Joe Gonzalez is an example of the real results delivered by Cohen's efforts to take action now. After attending Scott Lee Cohen's job fair, Gonzalez said he is excited about the future.

"I'm going to be able to have stable career with the police department and be able to provide for my family," said Gonzalez. "A lot of politicians talk about it, but nobody really acts on it. Scott Lee Cohen is doing something about it."

In addition to hosting job fairs, Scott Lee Cohen transformed half of his Chicago campaign headquarters into a Job Resource Center where his staff offers services such as resume review, interview preparation, lists of companies that are hiring and resume routing services.

"I think Scott Lee Cohen is taking concrete steps to improve the economy," said Peg Bang, another job fair attendee and success story.

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