Corporate America Unites with Community
Organizations to Launch “A Million Jobs for
Program Links Businesses with Community Organizations to Help Put Americans Back to Work
July 21, 2010 10:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time
COLUMBIA, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A consortium of the nation’s largest and smallestemployers
have joined forces to compile a job bank of one million immediate job openings across the country, in an effort to
put Americans back to work. As of today, nearly 600,000 jobs have been listed in the job bank, with hundreds
more added daily.
“A Million Jobs for America™,” which launched today, is corporate America’s response to reversing the high
unemployment rate. Employers include some of the largest corporations in America, as well as small and mid-sized
firms, who have pledged financial support and, more importantly, their job openings in an effort to stimulate the job
One unique element of the program is its focus on helping Americans who most need employment: Job openings are
distributed directly to veterans groups, disabled individuals, non-profit organizations and state unemployment offices.
In turn, employers who hire these qualified candidates may be eligible for federal tax credits, such as Restore
Employment Act (HIRE) Credits and Work Opportunity Tax Credits.
“Who better than American business to lead the job creation efforts and help get Americans back to work?” asked
Mark S. Andrekovich, President of MAXIMUS Tax Credit and Employer Services, the sponsor leading this effort
to bring businesses and community organizations together.
“ ‘A Million Jobs for America’ is our way of helping reverse the staggering unemployment rate and get Americans
back to work,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Ratner Companies, the parent company of Hair Cuttery.
“CEOs across the country know that true economic recovery will happen when – and only when – our workforce is
back to full capacity.”
“ ‘A Million Jobs for America’ is a private sector sol