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    Posted April 9, 2012 by
    Murdock, Minnesota
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    iReport Debate: What’s your top issue?

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    Strong Economy, Strong Workforce


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     In the past few years, JannetWalsh has been laid off twice. Now, the Murdock, Minnesota, resident is coming back from unemployment but launching her own photography business. Her experiences with unemployment are exactly why she says a 'strong economy' is her top issue for this election. 'If we solve the problems employment for our nation, many our nation’s problems will be solved, or at least be on the way to a real recovery, meaning employment, and the hope of a bright future,' she said. Walsh has was previously featured as an iReport Pundit of the Week.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    Jannet Walsh, iReporter from Murdock, Minn., shares her ideas on what she thinks is needed for our nation to move forward. A strong economy, workforce and a president with a proven background in business, but also with compassion for the nation’s poor and displaced workers.


    Jannet suggests the U.S. Department of Labor, along with the workforce center, and  displaced workers, all need training and education on how to create multiple flows of income for the next time workers are laid off, while preparing for a changing economy.


    We are no longer living in the industrial age, working for only one or two companies or organizations, but potentially several job or careers during a lifetime. Training our nation’s displaced workers how to find work or create their own jobs, self-employment, should be essential or required training for displaced workers.


    Selecting our nation’s next president is the first priority to move the economy in a positive and thriving direction.

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