Scott Lee Cohen Will Bring Jobs to Illinois

Jan 29, 2010, 11:46 ET from Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Lee Cohen believes that creating a business-friendly environment in Illinois as the key to job creation. Cohen continues to spell out his message of new jobs and business recruitment for Illinois. Scott Lee Cohen, a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, says experience as a successful business owner is a prerequisite for helping Illinois get back on the right track.

"In this economy, the people of Illinois are worried about their jobs and their future financial security," Cohen said. "To create good paying jobs, we need to bring businesses here by making Illinois attractive to entrepreneurs who will come to our state and create jobs."

Right now, Scott Lee Cohen is holding job fairs to help connect job seekers with hiring companies and has 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 to hiring employers. To hear one successful job seeker's story visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNTYnj4YwUA.

As Lieutenant Governor, Cohen will continue to focus on job creation and recruiting businesses to relocate in Illinois.

Scott Lee Cohen believes new federal initiatives like building high speed rail service should be explored. Federal support for clean energy technologies such as solar and wind power are some examples of projects and industries Illinois should pursue to provide good paying, sustainable jobs for Illinois.

"Renewable Energy jobs put people back to work and help the environment," said Cohen, whose concern for the environment is evidenced in his start-up green cleaning supply company.

Cohen supports business-friendly initiatives like the ones recently unveiled by the Obama Administration that seek to boost small businesses' bottom line. Scott Lee Cohen thinks our state can offer similar tax advantages to companies relocating in Illinois.

SOURCE Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen