facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Obama calls on businesses to hire more out-of-work Americans

Jan. 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday called on Congress and businesses to help out-of-work Americans.

Obama called on Congress to extend jobless benefits and companies to do more hiring.

"Congress, give these hardworking, responsible Americans that chance," he said. "They need our help, but more important, this country needs them in the game.

"That's why I've been asking CEOs to give more long-term unemployed workers a fair shot at that new job and new chance to support their families. ...

America, he said, is stronger when it "fields a full team."

Topics: Barack Obama
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls
4
Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent' Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent'
5
Five men escape jail near Fresno, Calif. Five men escape jail near Fresno, Calif.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback