CGI America Creates US Jobs

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

On the final day of the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America meeting, President Clinton announced that commitments launched during the event will, when fully funded and implemented, create or fill more than 124,000 jobs, provide more than 364,000 people with access to job training, and support entrepreneurs with $265 million in investments or loans.

“At CGI America we have announced 51 commitments that will improve the lives of 2.7 million people in the United States,” President Clinton said. “The individuals and organizations that have launched new programs this week are proving that we can create jobs and foster economic growth here in America. I hope that their efforts will inspire others to take action to revitalize their own communities.”

CGI America is the first Clinton Global Initiative event focusing exclusively on the U.S. More than 750 leaders from businesses, nonprofits, and all levels of government are participating in the event, which aims to generate new ideas for spurring economic growth and highlight existing programs which can be replicated and scaled.

At all CGI meetings, participants make Commitments to Action. A commitment is not a financial contribution to CGI; rather, it is a plan that outlines the steps the organization or individual will take to launch a program that improves lives. At CGI America, most commitments have focused on addressing the challenges of job creation and economic growth in the U.S.

Details on all CGI America commitments can be found at http://www.CGIAmerica.org.

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