company2 Poll Reveals Jobseekers Disapproval of Obama's Stimulus Plan

December 08, 2009

Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, VA -- December 8, 2009 -- Jobseekers believe that President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package has left much to be desired after coming in to law last February. In a recent online survey of over 970 jobseekers and conducted by career portal,, 64 percent of respondents do not think that the President's stimulus plan has, in fact, created more jobs for Americans.

The two-week long survey, conducted on's website encouraged visitors to provide their opinion on the current employment situation in America. After analyzing the results, the team believes that the 10.0 percent unemployment rate has had a strong influence on jobseekers' opinions. These results are also reflected by the scarce 4 percent of's respondents who say that their job was either saved or created by the stimulus plan.

"Our jobseekers are obviously frustrated," said Brian Alden, President and CEO of, "We have over 10 Million unique visitors coming to every month to search and apply to jobs as well as access career advice and resources exclusively found on" Alden added, "And although we're seeing a healthy dose of activity from employers posting their jobs on, there's no clear evidence that these positions have come out of the stimulus package."

In addition to the bleak views about Obama's first attempt to bring more jobs back to the American people,'s job seekers are on the fence about whether or not another stimulus package will bring about more change. Forty-six percent believe a second stimulus package will create more jobs while 53 percent shy away from the idea of the development of a new economic stimulus.'s jobseekers will soon find out what steps Obama will be taking next to boost job creation in a speech he will give today at the Brookings Institution. There has already been buzz going around about using funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program in lieu of a second stimulus package to help improve the jobless rate. Whatever the outcome from Obama's speech may be, will continue to support its 19 million members by providing a platform to not only search and apply to jobs but to also help advance their personal career path. To take the Poll and weigh in on this issue, please visit

The poll undertaken by on its website had a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. The opinions expressed in this non-scientific poll do not reflect those of's staff.

About, headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, is an online full service career portal offering thousands of targeted jobs across its network of over 70 industry and regionally focused career sites. specializes in helping employers and recruiters hire qualified employees, while providing job seekers with a variety of career and job search enhancing services, products and resources. With over 19 million registered members,'s candidates represent every state in the U.S. and come from 70 different disciplines ranging from IT to Sales to Executive Management. Whether you are an employer looking for a new hire, or a candidate looking to be hired, is dedicated to providing a unique experience with unparalleled service.

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