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:
- Wants to consolidate financial aid programs in order to simplify the application process
- 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:
- Wants to overhaul employment insurance as a retraining program
- Thinks unemployment compensation should be extended during a recession