Obama and McCain on Jobs

Where the candidates stand on issues related to work and career.

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Where do the candidates stand on issues related to work and career? Dawn Rosenberg McKay, the career planning guide at About.com, offers a highly useful rundown here.

For instance, on the issue of higher education:

McCain

  • Wants to consolidate financial aid programs in order to simplify the application process

Obama

  • In 2007, along with Senator Edward Kennedy, co-sponsored a bill that would increase the Pell Grant from $4,050 to $5,100 per year

On unemployment insurance:

McCain

  • Wants to overhaul employment insurance as a retraining program

Obama

  • Thinks unemployment compensation should be extended during a recession