National Hiring Day: A Grassroots Effort To Get Jobs For The Country

NATIONAL HIRING DAY: A GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO GET JOBS FOR THE COUNTRY
 A Jobs Fair For The Nation.  “Working together to get us work.”

There is an idea that addresses the jobs crisis right now. It could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work in one day.

It is not pro left or right.
It is not the property of any corporatio­n.

It is not the idea of any political party.
It’s totally voluntary…..and it helps all with little sacrifice from anyone
.

National Hiring Day – This is a day that corporations are encouraged to fill the 4 million open positions in the country, and larger corporations to hire one or more new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times with one or more hires each. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month.

Petition for National Hiring Day 

Republican­s should love this because it’s outside the government, voluntary and jump starts the economy.
Democrats should love this because it helps the people needing jobs.
Independen­ts should love this because it helps all with little sacrifice from any single corporation, group, or person.
Corporatio­ns should love this because with just a handful of hires they become part of a collective country wide jump start of the economy. National Hiring Day also helps them fill any open jobs positions. Many corporations are ready to hire, but scared to stand out and be the first. A National Hiring Day would help them by getting many other corporations on board.

The only solution for jobs and the economy is one that is NOT divisive, but inclusive – that does not only build with half of the country, but builds with both halves – that puts jobs ahead of politics and that puts the country ahead of party.

“A friend who is a numbers phenom, looked at all the numbers of these corporatio­ns and small businesses­. He discovered that were all the large corporatio­ns just to hire .5% of their work force and most businesses with fewer than 50 employees to hire one employee and those with up to 500 add two or three, then the unemployme­nt problem would be back down to the place where people would feel there is hope. Just a few jobs, from all these companies which are sitting on over two trillion in cash, … could get us on the way to a situation where people could heal their financial pictures and the country could have HOPE. – TXfemmom

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.

Time for new thinking instead of old bickering.

If the old ideas worked, we wouldn’t still have the problem.

Why limit choices to government policy?

Working together to get us work!

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An idea of the 20 year old Dallas Art and Media zine Musea.
See also http://wp.­me/p5S9X-j­W or google National Hiring Day + Musea

Contact: Tom Hendricks at (tom-hendricks@att.net)

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29 Responses to “National Hiring Day: A Grassroots Effort To Get Jobs For The Country”

  1. Ronnie D. Joyner, D.Min. Says:

    Thank You for your heart, here is my support and offering in the discussion – http://nokie53.posterous.com/jobs-jobs-jobs-where-are-the-jobs

  2. musea Says:

    Thanks for your support!

  3. musea Says:

    “I like your national hiring day idea because in addition to what a great thing this is, there is a very powerful PR and advertising benefit to corporations that participate in it. For example, lets take Dell Computers and lets say they used your hiring day concept to actually move their entire tech support staff from India over to the United States and timed it with hiring day. Imagine thousands of new jobs for American citizens and investment in new buildings, equipment, software, etc. If most of our major corporations and even smaller companies participated in this, they could reap enormous PR benefits when they run advertising campaigns saying they care about our country and are hiring American citizens. Plus the customers would love being able to hear an American citizen speaking when they call tech support.” – 99er2049er from Huffington Post

  4. musea Says:

    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.

    Corporations are sitting on a lot of profit – all time highs – and they are ready to hire, but scared to stand out and be the first. A national Hiring Day would help them by getting many on board.

  5. musea Says:

    This from USA Today
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/stocks/2011-07-10-earnings-season-starts_n.htm

    When I suggest National Hiring Day, many say corporations won’t hire till they have enough money coming in to support a new hire. But as this shows companies not only have enough, they have all time high amounts of profit.

  6. musea Says:

    Some say National Hiring Day is a 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.

  7. musea Says:

    Someone asked me ‘what planet do you live on?’ when I wrote about the idea of a National Hiring Day. Having US corporations hire a few people or at least stop firing on a National Hiring Day, doesn’t seem like that big a deal – but for some it is.
    Here is the planet I live on “The planet where the government is at a stalemate and won’t be able to fix anything – no matter how hard people wish it, where corporations are sitting on all time profits and hiring people wouldn’t hurt one bit, and where people need jobs. That’s the planet I live on.”

  8. musea Says:

    National Hiring Day idea, gets two reactions from people – the one says all corporations will turn their back on the country and put greed ahead of patriotism. The other says corporations are there to make money and patriotism through jobs creation is not a part of that responsibility.

    I think most corporations are somewhere in between – they see that supporting the country during tough times like this is not a burden but an opportunity, an opportunity to not only help those out of a job, but get the economy going and help themselves to new customers with those new jobs.

  9. Laura Says:

    You idea is naive mostly because the corporations don’t give a damn. That’s where everyone is getting it wrong. With big money and big power raking in the profits, WHY SHOULD THEY GIVE A DAMN? They are having their cake and eating it too. First thing that has to be done is the businesses and people who do business here need to be trapped economically. I live in Oregon and I am “trapped” by them to pay income tax, so I do. There is no where I can go as a small business owner and escape my taxes and obligations like big business and big money can. Close loop holes and enact policies that say if you want to sell on american soil, you have to pay the piper. then COLLECT the money!

    • musea Says:

      Those companies that can’t hire one, can stop firing for the month. You could do that if it would put thousands and thousands of others to work right? (See idea above you too).

      You said the idea was naive. 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.

      Corporations can step up for their country, and most will if given a chance.

      Close loop holes etc… We can’t take a wish list to a congress that can’t act. I think that is naive in this time and place. People need jobs now. We can’t wait for a congress that won’t bicker along party lines. If you can’t help with your business, then stop firing for that month, and let those who can hire, do it. PS best wishes to your company.

  10. Laura Says:

    I could keep going for hours! The bottom line is we cannot ask an entity whose purpose was created to make money to show compassion.

    • musea Says:

      Sure you can. See comments above. This idea that corporations are just for stockholders is way out of line. They have a responsibility to not only their stock holders, but to their employees, customers, suppliers, and their country.
      When they become so isolated in greed that they can’t help the country that has given them so much, then why should I or anyone else buy from them? How does hating the US bring in customers?
      It doesn’t . Neither does a greed at all costs philosophy.

  11. musea Says:

    National Hiring Day idea gets two reactions from people – the one says all corporations will turn their back on the country and put greed ahead of patriotism. The other says corporations are there to make money, most are just getting by, and patriotism through jobs creation is not a part of that responsibility.

    I think most corporations are somewhere in between – they see that supporting the country during tough times like this is not a burden but an opportunity, an opportunity to not only help those out of a job, but get the economy going and help themselves to new customers with those new jobs.

  12. musea Says:

    1. Companies can send thousands of jobs overseas, but they can’t hire one American on National Hiring Day?
    2. Companies can get millions in tax breaks and subsidies from the government but they can’t help it in return by hiring one American on National Hiring Day?
    3. Companies are sitting on all time high profits and still they can’t hire one person on National Hiring Day, even though it would help them in return?

  13. musea Says:

    Media, you know about National Hiring Day, now talk about National Hiring Day. When you talk about jobs almost daily, why not every solution – specially one of the best – National Hiring Day.

    There’s only one jobs program that doesn’t need government involvement at all.
    There’s only one jobs program that makes every corporation in the US part of the solution
    There’s only one jobs program that works in one day.

    http://wp.me/p5S9X-nv

  14. musea Says:

    We are all turning our back on the jobless when we palm off the responsibility to a stale mate congress instead of solving the problem ourselves. National Hiring Day could do what congress cannot – and it could do it in one day. Those corporations that can put patriotism ahead of profits for one day could jump start the economy and help get themselves customers in the process. Here are the details. What does it cost – YOUR WORDS to set it up. Can you afford some words?

  15. musea Says:

    Well how about you and I solving the problem outside of congress and the government­. One way to do that and fast is National Hiring Day. Can we afford some words? Can we say words like, “Why not try it and see if we can help these people” That’s the cost to you and me and to everyone else.
    Time to end the party bickering from all of us. Taking a wish list to this congress is a waste of time – time that people out of work don’t have. National Hiring Day is one new innovative approach to the jobs problem that doesn’t need the government to work. Just needs you to talk and support trying it. When words are so free to spend, let’s use them to try new solutions. http://wp.­­me/p5S9X-­n­v
    National Hiring Day – 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.

  16. musea Says:

    This posted by TXfemmom on Huffington Post
    “A friend who is a numbers phenom, looked at all the numbers of these corporatio­ns and small businesses­. He discovered that were all the large corporatio­ns just to hire .5% of their work force and most businesses with fewer than 50 employees to hire one employee and those with up to 500 add two or three, then the unemployme­nt problem would be back down to the place where people would feel there is hope. Just a few jobs, from all these companies which are sitting on over two trillion in cash, yes that is what corporatio­ns in the U. S. have in cash, publicized and added could get us on the way to a situation where people could heal their financial pictures and the country could have HOPE. Even better were all the CEO’s just to take a ten percent cut and HIRE WITH THAT TEN PERCENT, THE PROBLEM WOULD BE SOLVED.”

  17. Janet Wilson Says:

    Here is a look at some the issues veterans are facing which only adds to the struggle for them to find a job once they leave the service….http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2011/09/2011981591657179.html

  18. musea Says:

    This is a time to keep trying what hasn’t worked in the past , and to avoid at all costs any innovative ideas for job growth, while we wring our hands and complain about how bad it is…….

    Both parties – if you really want jobs, and you really love the country, then hire now. You don’t need an excuse or a cause, before you hire – just hire. The country has given you a lot – now it’s time to give back a very very very very very very very little bit.

    Both parties SAY they want jobs, and SAY they love the country, so how can they SAY they don’t want a voluntary national hiring day to get jobs and help the country? That’s some serious irony. How do you do PR against America when you claim to love it? How do you spin that as a politician­, or a corporatio­n, or a media source, or a religious leader in this country?

    National Hiring Day idea gets two reactions from people – 1. all corporatio­ns will turn their back on the country and put greed ahead of patriotism­. 2. Corporatio­ns are there to make money, most are just getting by, and patriotism through jobs creation is not their responsibi­lity.

    Most corporatio­ns are somewhere in between – they see that supporting the country during tough times like this is not a burden but an opportunit­y, an opportunit­y to not only help those out of a job, but get the economy going.

    National Hiring Day – a day that corporatio­ns are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporatio­ns are called on to put patriotism first and help their country http://wp.me/p5S9X-nv

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  20. musea Says:

    VbBoyd on Huffington Post said this :My former company DELL, announced that they were going to invest 100 billion dollars in China over the next tens years while shutting down and moving high tech manufacturing and software development to cheap labor countries like China and India. Yet all of the right wingers are on here saying that corporations are being strangled by regulations, that unions are too pricey, and that government taxes are just too high to do business in America. But despite all these facts DELL can spend 100 billion dollars in China over the next ten years? Give me a break. They can’t be too bad off if a company like DELL has over 100 billion dollars to invest in creating jobs and facilities in cheap labor countries like China and India. Can you imagine what it would do for the central Texas economy if just one company like DELL would take just a very small portion of what they are going to invest in China and invest it here in central Texas? Just a 2 billion dollar investment here in Central Texas by a company like DELL over the next 10 years would cause the economy of this area to explode.”
    Remember I’m just asking for one hire in a National Hiring Day

  21. musea Says:

    What business man would hire one person?

    The smart one. Remember this is JUST ONE JOB. What this is not is higher taxes, less subsidies, or more regulation.

    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.

    Here’s an ironic twist. Corporations have gotten so focused on profits that they’ve financially destroyed their customers who have lost their jobs and now can no longer buy their products. Americans have also taken millions and millions out of the stock market to get through these tough times.
    So in turn the corporations now have to have massive Christmas sales to sell anything. They’ve also through their actions, strengthened the unions they oppose, and caused the OWS, an ongoing worldwide protest movement. Time for corporations to play their part in the recovery. National Hiring Day would help.

  22. musea Says:

    The two main responses I get to a National Hiring Day are these –
    the conservative says “Why should a major corporation hire a person for the country?
    – and the liberal says “Why would a major corporation hire a person for the country?
    Time to end the division and put the country ahead of politics.

  23. musea Says:

    Dividing the nation into 2 opposite sides insures that everyone is miserable and nothing gets done.

  24. musea Says:

    Reblogged this on Musea Zine and commented:

    Today is Blog Action Day. The subject is ‘the power of we. I’ve decided to reblog my post on National Hiring Day. By all companies helping with a voluntary hire, we can jump start our economy in a fair way. Tom Hendricks (ed. of Musea Zine)
    What is Blog Action Day?
    Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change, poverty and food with thousands of blogs, big and small, taking part.
    In 2012, Blog Action Day will be held on October 15. This year our theme is the Power of We.

  25. musea Says:

    THE THIRD SOLUTION TO SOLVE THE ECONOMY
    There are 3 solutions to solve the economy. 1. The government needs to solve it. 2. Consumers need to buy more. 3. Corporations need to start hiring. The media will talk about the first two but not the 3rd. But the first two do not work. The government is at a political stalemate, and out of work consumers can’t buy more. So Corporations will have to take the lead. Here’s how to do it in a way that supports all with virtually no sacrifice from anyone. National Hiring Day.

    National Hiring Day – This is a day that corporations are encouraged to fill open positions and larger corporations hire one or more 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.

  26. musea Says:

    By supporting the idea of a National Hiring Day, the President could galvanize the country, pull together both sides, get thousands jobs, and take the worry from thousands of corporations that are waiting for some move forward.

  27. musea Says:

    Remember there are now 4 million open positions in the US. Calling for a National Hiring Day would spotlight all those positions and hopefully fill many.

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