The Congressional Black Caucus Announces Over 120 Employers and Counting Participating in the “For the People” Jobs Initiative

Over 10,000 real jobs will be created!

Washington, DC – This August, thousands will gather for town hall meetings, job fairs, job readiness workshops, and seminars as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus For the People Jobs Initiative. Last week we were happy to announce almost one hundred employers registered to participate with several job vacancies available to improve the dismal unemployment situation in our communities. This week, we are pleased to announce that number has grown to over 120 companies. The CBC looks forward to working with more partners as we work diligently to decrease the numbers of unemployed. As reported, African American unemployment remains stagnant at 16.2%, and the wealth gap between whites and people of color is the largest it has been in decades.  It has become clear that the time for immediate and real action to provide hard working Americans with real jobs is now.


“Our goal remains the same. We want to get 10,000 people hired”, said Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, “If you have jobs we have thousands of people who need them”, he added. “Washington has finally ended the see-saw game on the debt ceiling and now we can finally focus on real people who are suffering. We are pleased that many of our nation’s employers have stepped up to the plate to help remedy the crisis”, Cleaver said. The “For the People” Jobs Initiative begins this Monday, August 8, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio and will continue throughout the month of August ending in Los Angeles, California. To find out more about the “For the People” Jobs Initiative, please visit the CBC website.  A current list of employers are included below.



“For the People” Jobs Initiative Participating Employers

AES Management Corp 


Agency for Health Care Administration

AJ Automotive Group

Alexandria School for Nannies

Amersco, LLC


Atlanta Workforce Development Agency

AVI School Systems

Banks of America


Berea Children’s Home and Family Services

Braxton Educational & Technology Consulting

Breaking Chains, Inc.

Care Resource

Carnival Cruise Lines

Case Western Reserve University

Center for Families & Children


Cleveland Catholic Charities

Cleveland Food Bank

Cleveland Municipal Court

Cleveland State University

Club Demonstration Services

Coca Cola

Corrections Corp of America

Courtyard by Marriott

CSX Railroads

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing

Delaware North Company Sport Service

Deneman’s Automotive Co. Inc.

Embassy Suites Hotel

Employment Connection

Environmental Protection Agency

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc

Farmers Insurance Group

Fatima Catholic Charity Family Center

Fifth Third Bank

First Merit

Florida International University

General Electric

General Motors




Greater Cleveland RTA

Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource Council

Green City Growers Cooperative

H&R Block

Hooper Farms

Jeanology Clothing Store

John Carroll University

JPMorgan Chase



Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln Electric

Louis Stokes VA Medical Center




Marathon Oil 





NextEra Energy, Inc

Office of Personnel Management

Ohio Savings Bank

Optima Lender Services

Orlando Banking Co.

Palladium Health Care

Parker Hannifin



Pizza Hut

Plain Dealer Publishing Co

Planned Parenthood

Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits


Progressive Insurance

Rite Aid Corporation


Roush Industries

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Securities and Exchange Commission

Shamrock Staffing


Sisters of Charity Health System

SP Data



St. John Medical Center

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center


State Farm

SunTrust Bank


The Environmental Quality Company

The Federal Metal Company

The Home Depot

The Lube Stop, Inc

The Lubrizol Corporation

The Metro Health System

The Protective Group, Inc

The Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Thermo Fisher Scientific

United Credit Education

United Rentals

United States Army

United States Coast Guard

United States Marine Corps

University Hospitals


Urban League of Greater Cleveland

US Customs and Border Protection

US Department of State


Vector Technical Inc


Veterans Affairs


Wayne County Airport Authority

Wells Fargo

WJBK Fox 2






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