Today, President Obama takes the important step of creating a new council on Job and Competitiveness. The Council will focus on finding new ways to promote growth by investing in American business to encourage hiring, to educate and train U.S. workers to compete globally, and to attract the best jobs and businesses to the United States.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers states:
“The Council on Jobs and Competiveness elevates the need to develop real solutions to drive job growth and create a competitive environment for American business globally. These two priorities are paramount to the future success of our country and Jeff Immelt is exceptionally qualified to lead this Council, with his proven leadership, deep understanding of American business and global market dynamics, and exceptional trust among his business peers. We commend President Obama for bringing government and private industry together to focus on getting America back to work, and accelerating our country’s position as a global leader.”