Congressman Larry Bucshon will be hosting a Jobs Fair in Terre Haute on Wednesday, April 11, from 2-5 p.m., with a special hour for veterans beginning at 1 p.m.
"As I travel the 8th district this week and next, I am meeting with Hoosier families and small business owners to help Southwestern Indiana and the Wabash Valley reach its full potential," Buschon said in a press release. "Next week, I am hosting a Jobs Fair in Terre Haute with more than 50 employers needing to fill open positions. There are steps in the right direction to bring our common sense, Hoosier values back to Washington, D.C."
Since President Barack Obama took office, 4.6 million people have dropped out of the labor force. Currently, over 87 million Americans are not in the labor force.
Employers added 120,000 jobs last month, the smallest increase since October.
"The smallest increase in job creation since October is proof that the President's policies have failed to revive the economy and get America working again," Buschon. "In fact, the failure is magnified based on the Obama administration's prediction that unemployment would be below 6 percent today if the Stimulus were enacted."
The unemployment rate has been over 8 percent for 38 consecutive months beginning in February 2009.
The Jobs Fair, sponsored by Buschon, WorkOne Western Indiana, the City of Terre Haute and Indiana State University, will take place in Hulman Center, 200 N. 8th Street, Terre Haute. The event is free to the public.