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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

White House Schedule For Wednesday, January 11th: 'Jobs Insourcing'

Staying true to his promise to the American people of his intent to create jobs President Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden, will host an “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House on Wednesday. 

The forum will focus on the increasing trend of companies choosing to “insource” jobs and invest in growing in the United States.

As part of the “Insourcing American Jobs” forum, the President will meet with business leaders, as well as experts on the topic, to discuss why it’s competitive to locate in the United States and what more can be done to work with companies to take similar steps to insource American jobs. Following the meeting, the President will deliver remarks to a group that will include leaders from the government and the private sector that are taking steps to encourage companies to insource and invest in America. In the afternoon, Cabinet officials will host panel discussions with both small and large businesses and experts on insourcing and investing in America.

During today's press briefing Jay Carney reiterated the president's accomplishments in saving the auto industry, creating jobs for hundreds of American workers.

"Today, that industry is coming back, creating jobs and moving cars off the line", said Carney. "Last month the automotive industry added 11,000 positions, bringing the total number of jobs added in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 36,000. The industry added 100,000 jobs over the course of 2011. In December, we saw auto sales climb for the seventh consecutive month, and the Big Three (Ford, GM and Chrysler) all saw sale increases for December and the year as a whole. Since Chrysler and GM emerged from bankruptcy in June of 2009, the auto industry has added back more than 170,000 jobs, the best period of job growth for that industry in more than a decade."

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