This should be welcome news (via the DOE): This afternoon, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness along with the Business Council, Business Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council announced that 45 businesses (including many big names) have committed doubling the number of internships they offer in 2012. Another five businesses agreed to lesser but substantial boosts in their internship numbers.
What’s the net affect? According the news release, around 6,300 new offerings should result.
Here’s a list of the companies that stepped forward
American Express Company
Duke Energy Corporation
*Johnson and Johnson Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kawasaki Motors Corporation US.
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc.
NextEra Energy Resources
*PCC Structurals Inc.
Power Cubers Inc.
Simon Property Group Inc.
Spectra Energy Corporation
Special Products and Manufacturing Inc.
*Texas Instruments IncTextron Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
* = committed to increase, but not doubling