Texans Hopeful For Jobs Ahead Of Obama Speech

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – America continues to hobble along to an economic recovery.  The President will speak Thursday evening detailing his plan to right the country. You can watch the speech at 6:00 p.m. on CBS 11.

On Wednesday, the government said employers advertised 3.2 million jobs in July – the most in three years.

With the National Unemployment level at 9.1 percent, some North Texans are hoping for some help.

“I’ve been looking for work it was 2 years in June,” says Sandra Flower “Surely there is something out there.”

Fowler has sent out dozens of resumes and feels frustrated.  Her position was eliminated at her local bank.

Dave Fischer is another North Texan who ran a consulting company, but was forced out of business when one big contract ran out.  “It’s rough out there,” says Fischer “I’ve been looking every day.  I’ve written to companies in the local area and around the country.”

Roberta Moss was a Marine and has never been unemployed before now.  “I’ve been unemployed for 4 months,” explains Moss “I never thought it would take me 4 months to get a job.  The responses are very slow if any.”

Brenda Fennel has been looking too.  She had to get a job after her husband couldn’t work anymore.  “I’m not afraid to work hard.  All I want is a job,” says Fennel.

The group of North Texans say they’ve looked everywhere and had no luck.  They hope President Obama keeps people like them in mind when he addresses a Joint Session of Congress Thursday about the nation’s continuing unemployment problem.  “I want to hear truth and more don’t talk just do something,” says Fowler.

Fischer says “I don’t know if I will hear anything good I think that’s sad.  What I would like to hear is some kind of job program.”

The group says more jobs from overseas needs to be brought back to the U.S.  They just hope what the President says will resonate and more importantly help them.

“I’m hopeful I really am hopeful,” says Fennel “All I want is a job for the President to follow through with his promises.”

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  • Nonya

    The government does not create jobs. Can anyone tell me how taxing people more, taxing business more is going to foster an environment that is conducive to hiring? This is going to be a recycled speech. Bla Bla Bla…

  • Really Tired

    Barack Obama doesn’t have a clue what is going on in the real world. I heard something the other day that the richest areas in the U.S. are around
    Washington D.C. and that those that live in those areas think the economy is fine. Wish some of them would come sit in my office for 8 hours on a Monday or Tuesday and listen to the folks we try to help. Due to the holiday this week we didn’t have our money until a day later than usual and I had a 73 year old man in my office who could not believe that he was having to ask for help to pay his electric bill. He should not be worrying about his electric bill, but those on Social Security have not had a raise since 2008. Everything has gone up since 2008. They say things are great. Well not around here. Today a man was here and he has a job and has not had a raise in 5 years, but cannot find another job. He is just trying to make ends meet and can’t do it anymore. He was almost in tears. I hear this all day every day and then the fat cats in Washington D.C. try to fix it and so far they have done nothing but make it worse. We need to remember that an election is going to happen in November 2012 and the American public needs to step up and take care of the situation and get some ideas from folks who live in the real world, not the ones who are sitting in their ivory towers resting on their laurels.

  • Rick McDaniel

    Who are the Texans, that believe Obama’s lies?

    I was under the impression that people here, had brains.

    • DDT

      I, don’t, know, why you, use, unnecessary commas. Funny, isn’t it? ,

  • Mohammad

    tax breaks to rich and wealthy corporations for last 10 years did not create any new jobs.
    the political argument that giving money to rich and wealthy will make them spend money for new jobs is day dreaming
    the corporations are not charity organizations. they only look for profit and tax savings. corporate america makes money by cutting employees.

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