Breaking News

Obama Says ‘Good-Paying’ Jobs to Come
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


During the debate Tuesday night, President Barack Obama made sure he got across his point that his administration would create “not just jobs but good-paying jobs.” The president said that the jobs would be created on education and advanced manufacturing project initiatives he would start during a second term in the White House.


Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, 60 percent of the jobs created have been low-wage jobs, according to a study from the National Employment Law Project. The survey found that the majority of the jobs lost during the same time frame were middle-wage jobs. Those jobs were more than likely the ones the president was talking about when he said “good-paying jobs.”

In states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania, which are fortified by the Democrats, the low-wage numbers should not hurt Obama in the polls. The reason for this is that Republicans are still struggling to contest candidates from the Democratic Party when it comes to purchasing big advertisements. On the other hand, since the debate in Denver, polls in these two states have started to turn in the Republicans favor ever so slightly. According to the Detroit Free Press, over one in four workers in Michigan has a low-wage job.

Other reasons for the drop in middle-income jobs includes a reduction in a need for personalized customer service and that employers have begun eliminated middle-skill level positions.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience


Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business


McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 5-7 years of civil tort experience


Dallas office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 5-7 years of civil tort experience, inclu...

Apply Now


Employment Law Attorney


Are you looking for a casual law firm environment, with varied assignments and lots of opportunities...

Apply now

Legal Assistant


LEGAL ASSISTANT - F/T for solo practitioner in Yardley. Responsible, detail oriented w/excellent com...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Associate Attorney for Family Law practice Small Family Law Firm looking for enthusiasti...

Apply now

Associate Attorney


Compensation: $36,000 to $48,000 Annually Benefits Offered: Medical Employment Type: Full-Time...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top