Temporary help wanted.

Author:Peters, Charles
Position:TILTING at windmills - Barack Obama - Brief article

Obama talks only about creating permanent jobs, but he should not fear temporary jobs that can bridge the gap until private employers begin hiring again. Temporary jobs are exactly what Franklin Roosevelt's CCC and the WPA provided.

This year, thank goodness, the Census should result in roughly 1 million temporary jobs. Another possibility is to give federal, state, and local governments the money to hire temporary employees to install storm windows and other devices to increase the energy efficiency of government buildings. Much of the work involved is not complicated and the modest skills needed could be quickly...

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