Wednesday, September 21, 2011


President  Obama will take part in a town-hall meeting on job creation Monday at the Mountain View headquarters of professional networking site LinkedIn, the White House announced today.

The President will answer questions about job creation and the economy from a live audience made up of LinkedIn members and employees, as well as questions that have been submitted from LinkedIn members across the country.

In conjunction with this event, LinkedIn has launched an online community focused on job creation and the economy; people are invited to join the conversation with President Obama by submitting questions for the town hall, contributing comments, and sharing content with their own network.

This group also will serve as a platform for LinkedIn users to continue the discussion on putting America back to work and let members engage with the White House and Administration officials even after the town hall. LinkedIn has more than 120 million members worldwide.

The town hall will occur the day after the President’s previously scheduled, big-ticket Silicon Valley fundraisers.

The President is scheduled to attend a fundraising reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Woodside home of John Thompson, chairman of Symantec and among those the President reportedly had considered for the job of Secretary of Commerce; the cost is $2,500 per ticket, or $7,500 to have a photo taken with the president (????). Then President Obama will attend a 6:30 p.m. dinner fundraiser at the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg; that’s event costs $35,800 per plate, and it reportedly will include a question-and-answer period after the president’s remarks.

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