U.S. senator requests more information regarding job creation

Mary Landrieu, a U.S. senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, recently sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration requesting more information regarding job creation, among other issues.

Landrieu hopes the letter will better illustrate the effects of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, as it has now been six months since the act's passage. Information thus far has been limited.

"We worked so hard to pass the Jobs Act to give entrepreneurs the avenue to expand or start their business and generate new, good-paying jobs for the millions of Americans out of work," Landrieu said. "I am pleased that the SBA has worked hard to implement the Jobs Act provisions. The next step is making sure these provisions are getting the much-needed results. Congress must make sure the legislation we worked tirelessly for is serving America today."

The creation of more jobs would hopefully continue the economy's return to health. For consumers out of work, the availability of more jobs could help them improve their own financial standing. Consumers may want to check their credit report before applying for a job in order to identify any inaccuracies and unsubstantiated items that may be unfairly lowering their scores. Rectifying these issues can be important during the job hunt, as many employers now use credit checks as a resource when deliberating over potential hires.