US Rep. Frank Guinta says large turnout at two job fairs shows the need for good middle class jobs in NH

Nearly 400 people attended events in Rochester and Derry

(WASHINGTON – June 28, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) says the fact that nearly 400 people attended job fairs in Rochester and Derry over the past two weeks reveals the pressing need for more middle class jobs in New Hampshire.

“Economist say the recession is officially over, but the recovery is very weak at best” Guinta said following the conclusion of the job fair he hosted in Rochester on Monday, which attracted nearly 250 people.  “Things are still far from normal.  Jobs haven’t returned yet in large numbers, and people are hurting because of it.  I heard story after story about how hard it is to find a good, middle class job from people who are unemployed or who are underemployed.”

Guinta also hosted another job fair in Derry on June 20, which drew 150 attendees.  Both events were part of his ongoing Getting Granite Staters Back to Work jobs initiative.

“Job creators, the small business owners who are the heart and soul of New Hampshire’s economy, remain understandably cautious,” Guinta explained.  “They don’t know where the economy is headed because Washington hasn’t provided the predictability they need to expand and create new jobs.  And without those jobs, people are hurting.  That’s why I’m working hard in Washington to restore fiscal responsibility to our country’s finances, so job creators can put more “help wanted” signs in their windows.”

Guinta said his staff is planning more job-related special events in the coming months.