Economic Recovery Act To Create 7,400 Jobs in 8th Congressional District

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 10:45 am

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act agreed up by the U.S. House and Senate, Wednesday, will create 7,400 jobs in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District which includes Pine, Chisago, Kanabec, Isanti, and Mille Lacs counties, according to numbers released, Thursday, by the White House.  Wisconsin’s 7th district, which includes Burnett and Polk counties, is expected to see an increase of 7,800 jobs.  The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the $789 billion package will create or save 3.5 million jobs nationally over the next two years.

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  1. whattalifeitis 02/13/09 at 8:46am

    But will they be given to locals is the key question.

  2. pcresident 02/13/09 at 9:00am

    How many laid off manufacturing workers and construction workers are going to benefit from transportation jobs. They can put the jobs on the State of Mn website, but how many will actually benefit from that in Pine County?. I’m trying to figure out how my $800/ year tax cut is going to give me the confidence to “spend”. – I agree with the stimulus plan being necessary,… but I also wonder how it really is going to effect the average worker.

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