BEVERLY HILLS, CA – During a panel titled “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference 2010 in Beverly Hills, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today discussed her concerns about our nation’s unemployment crisis, as well as strategies to create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
“There is no doubt that our nation’s recent economic recession has hit California particularly hard. The need for action on job creation and economic growth is urgent,” said Fiorina. “It is critically important that we focus on nurturing entrepreneurial businesses and innovation, the true economic engines that will drive our nation out of this recession.”
The theme for the Milken Institute Global Conference 2010 is “Shaping the Future.” The annual conference brings together thought leaders, policy makers, business executives, academics and journalists to discuss issues of particular social, political and economic importance. The “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” breakout session addressed a broad range of issues related to the nation’s labor market, including how government policies today influence private-sector job creation and how to prepare industries and employees for the jobs of tomorrow.
“To date, our economic policies have been oriented toward maintaining and adding new government jobs. But if our ultimate goal is to grow our economy as a whole, then we must pursue policies that support private-sector jobs by reducing the costs of starting new entrepreneurial enterprises and eliminating barriers to innovation,” Fiorina added.
Since announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate, Fiorina has made job creation and economic growth the centerpieces of her campaign. Her proposed economic growth plan, which she announced earlier this month, focuses on growing the economy by lowering taxes, improving the ability of American businesses to fight for – and win – jobs and incentivizing innovation.