Musea Extra: National Hiring Day (update)

“Why would national hiring day be news? And who is behind it? These are questions that would be asked before NPR would report on it. Just doesn’t seem like anything they would cover. ”  NPR Ombudsman.

“Well why didn’t they ask?” – Tom Hendricks

National Hiring Day #4 is suggested for July, 2011. This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month. The day was suggested by the 18 year old Dallas art and media zine Musea.

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Musea, my 18 year old zine, suggested the idea of a National Hiring Day. Here was the official announcement:

Musea E-mail Club #518 – (Originally Posted 11/30/10)

Musea Zine calls for a National HIRING DAY.  This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. The day suggested is Wednesday JANUARY 19, 2011. Corporations are called on to put patriotism ahead of excess profits and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month.

This seemed like a simple way to  get the country going again, support what recovery we have, and collectively work together. Then too it was an idea from a long running independent media source that could promote it without taking any sides. And as a bit of irony, it was suggested in a time when ‘working together’ was in the air!

But none of this seemed reasonable to the 50-100 Media outlets that I sent the message to – not the local media, not the national media, not the liberal media, not the conservative media, and not pundits that talked about jobs daily (oh and sadly not even media watchdogs that talk about what the media won’t cover!).

This is a good idea that is not going away until the problem has gone away. National Hiring Day #3 is suggested for May .

To those who question the idea, they don’t question how this would help those out of a job, or the economy; they question how it would help corporations. Well here’s how:

National Hiring Day, what an easy way to help all. Let’s say you run a business, by hiring one person, you are a part of this. Many others hire one or more. Then because you (and others) hired one or more, thousands have gotten jobs, lost insecurity and worry, and are ready to buy from you and others. AND they have a good reason to support your company. Just one hire from enough businesses and the whole country has a big boost. You help a little and get good will from thousands that find jobs, in return.

Republicans should love this because it’s outside the government and voluntary. Democrats should love this because it helps those needing jobs. Independents should love it because it helps all with little sacrifice from any one corporation, group, or person.

There has never been a time in American History where hiring people would hurt corporations less, and help the country more.

But again, let’s let corporations talk (and the media that won’t talk about it). Let them stand up and say why they can’t be bothered to help their country by doing so little when it would mean so much. Bottom line of greed is really bad business though. I for one, when I have a choice, will support those corporations that help out, and will stop supporting those that don’t – that’s my bottom line and the line of many many many Americans. Business it’s up to you to help solve the problem or be a part of the problem.
I think there is a growing pressure from many who find this two part economy not quite fair anymore.

Tom Hendricks – (editor of the 18 year old zine Musea)

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5 Responses to “Musea Extra: National Hiring Day (update)”

  1. musea Says:

    I got this about National Hiring Day (on Huffington Post) from Spinotter11 and I really appreciate his comments –

    I have to admire your tenacity in drawing attention to National Hiring Day, and the calm and rational tone of your posts which detail the advantages of such an effort, Tom Hendricks. That day is coming in very soon – the day after tomorrow, this Thursday. I hope that any employers who read these posts will give serious considerat ion to this suggestion . Every job opening helps. F+F”

  2. murphthesurf3 Says:

    Hey…..trying to get to you at HP. Something going on there.

    I did an graphic edit of your news release. You can see the text below. Because you do not have rich text options here I cannot show you all I did.

    If you e-mail me, I will reply with formatted text.

    I am going to send this in a number of directions.

    I have contacts at HP, Salon, FireDog Lake.
    I have contacts at Progress for America (Obama’s Organization)
    I have contacts in two House of Rep offices and two Senate offices.
    I have contacts at Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz.

    They are all getting this scoop. I suggest you ask anyone you have contact with to spread this release far and wide. Have you the resources to do this in a creative You Tube format?

    Once you get one big fish interested the rest will jump in.

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    NATIONAL HIRING DAY:
    A GRASSROOTS EFFORTS TO ENGAGE BIG BUSINESS
    And its being ignored by our political leaders,
    our progressiv­e leaders and the media

    There is a solution to the jobs problem and it could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work.

    It is not pro left or right.
    It is not from any corporatio­­n.
    It’s outside of government control.
    It’s totally voluntary.
    ….and it helps all with little sacrifice from anyone.

    Sponsorshi­p for and coverage of National Hiring Day #4. July, 2011 is needed.
    Final Date TBA.

    This is a day that corporatio­­ns are encouraged to hire new employees.
    Corporatio­­ns are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times.
    Those corporatio­­ns that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month.

    Republican­­s should love this because it’s outside the government and voluntary.
    Democrats should love this because it helps those needing jobs.
    Independen­­ts should love it because it helps all with little sacrifice from any one corporatio­­n, group, or person.
    Corporatio­­ns should love this because with just a hire or two they become part of a collective country wide jump start of the economy.

    There has never been a time In American History where hiring people would hurt corporatio­­ns less, and help the country more

    An idea of the 18 year old Dallas Art and Media zine Musea.
    See also http://wp.­­me/p5S9X-­j­W or google National Hiring Day + Musea

  3. musea Says:

    Yes, I was gone during today, Thursday and off the computer till now. I did get the above and it looks great – also this blog has all my info on many of its posts OR contact me at tom-hendricks@att.net

  4. musea Says:

    Naive Idea? What’s naive is thinking old solutions that never worked will work now, that somehow the government that is at a stalemate can resolve the jobs problem, or that corporations that beg the government for tax breaks, influence, etc. etc. are somehow exempt from any responsibility to that country, or that customers will continue to support companies that refuse any initiative to help, or that businesses that don’t see the economic writing on the wall, and refuse to change, will somehow still prosper.
    Greed alone, is a loosing business plan in the real world.

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