Thursday, January 27, 2011

State of the Union: Innovation and Job Creation Key to Winning Back Our Country’s Spirit

Did everyone watch the State of the Union address on Tuesday?  We heard mention of jobs many times throughout the speech.

The President said, “We know what it takes to compete for the jobs and industries of our time.  We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.”

He’s right about that.  Ever since this recession, we’ve been fearful to hire, fearful to leave our jobs in search of better ones, fearful to spend money even on things that help our companies and people grow in a positive way.  Basically, we’ve been scared to take risks.  Our fear has been understandable, because our economy sank due to risks.  But it sank due to stupid risks, not calculated ones (okay, some people were calculating and banking on the rest of us failing, but we’re not here to talk about those people today)…

The fact is, in order to compete, innovate, educate, and build, we’ve got to hire.

Companies are realizing this, and big names like Best Buy, Bank of America, Intel, and Sapient, just to name a few, are hiring by the thousands.

If you want to snatch up the talent before everyone else does, it’s best to stay ahead of the curve.

What did you think of the President's address?

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