Author Archives: Steve Trutane

Diagnosis from Irwin Kellner

Irwin Kellner, the chief economist at, provides some critiques on the Obama administration’s actions with respect to job creation. Dr. Kellner has been in the business for some time, so his advice could be well worth listening to. He wrote an article six years ago on how to create new jobs that is still […]

Careers for the Next Decade

PBS’s Nightly Business Report tonight replayed a program on Careers for the Next Decade (originally shown on 26 Nov 09). Here are their top four career picks: Asian business development advocate Patient advocate/care manager Immigration specialist Emergency planning manager Included analysis from career coach Marty Nemko.

Jobs forum questions posted here

The Obama administration’s jobs forum discussion questions have been posted here. Head on over and provide any feedback as comments on that page, to be forwarded to the Whitehouse by 7 Jan 2010.

An uplifting perspective from the Class of 2009

Check out this essay that appeared recently in the Chicago Trib: Lost? Not in the eyes of the Millennials, by Suzanne Merkelson

Economic Benefits of Investing in Clean Energy

Here’s an article from the Center for American Progress on the benefits of investing in clean energy claiming that “investing $150 billion in clean energy would create an estimated 1.7 million new jobs.” It includes an interactive map of State-by-State Look at Clean Energy and Job Creation.

House approves $174 billion job bill

As the LA Times reports, “The $174-billion jobs package passed the House 217 to 212, with no Republican support. It includes $75 billion for highway and transit projects, school renovation and keeping teachers and firefighters on the job, and $78 billion to further extend unemployment insurance and healthcare subsidies. The Senate won’t consider the jobs […]

SF Financing For Green Building Renovations

To help fuel green job creation in San Francisco, a new Sustainable Financing program there will “offer residential and commercial building owners access to affordable, city-sponsored financing for energy efficiency, solar and renewable energy projects, and water conservation improvements.”

Community forum materials has been registered as a jobs forum with, soliciting your feedback wherever you are and whenever you have something to contribute. If you can’t make it to any of the many physical forums being held around the country, feel free to use this website as your sounding board! The forum discussion questions have been […]

WPA for the 21st Century

There’s been some talk about re-instituting the WPA as a way to get people back into the workforce quickly as done during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. The idea has some merit, though the types of jobs we would give people need to be geared for the issues of the 21st century.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A great resource to check out is the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook to research job prospects, State-specific job market, as well as wage and growth trends in different fields of interest.