Job Creators Network is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the American debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs.
- Bernie Marcus
co-founder Home Depot
The Obamacare Medical Device Tax will increase the cost of your child's braces by $175.
- Americans for Tax Reform
The Obamacare mandate forcing companies to purchase unlimited lifetime coverage and unlimited annual coverage for themselves and their employees could increase premiums for some businesses by 7 percent.
- Obama Administration
The Keystone Pipeline held up by the President Obama could have created 170,000 jobs - three years ago.
- CNN Money
The National Labor Relations Board forced a nursing home to rehire striking workers who had sabotaged Alzheimers patients' records.
- Washington Examiner
The share of employed young adults (18-24) in the workforce is at the lowest level in 65 years - since measurement began in 1948.
- Pew Social and Demographic Trends
36% of US high school seniors in 11 states scored Below Basic in math. One out of every four eighth-graders in the country is mathematically illiterate.
- National Assessment of Educational Progress
In international tests of 15-year-olds, 16 other industrialized countries scored above the US in science. Out of 30 nations, 23 outscored us in math.
- The Programme for International Student Assessment
Insurance companies will have to remit $8 billion to the federal treasury. The tax climbs to $11.3 billion in 2015 and 2016, to $13.9 billion in 2017, and to $14.3 billion thereafter, adding 3 to 3.7 percent to the cost of premiums..
-Forbes Magazine
A family will pay a total of $5,000 more in premiums, and small businesses nearly $7,000, over the next 10 years. Some states will pay more.
-Forbes Magazine
Seniors on Medicare Advantage plans will pay $3,600 more over the next ten years, thanks to Obamacare. In Florida, seniors will pay an additional $4,000 in premiums.
-Forbes Magazine
The Federal Reserve cited "the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff."
-Beige Book, March 2013
Real Unemployment Rate

Assumes labor force participation rate at historic norm of 66 percent
3/31/14: "Restaurant Business" features JCN founder Bernie Marcus in an article about entrepreneurship, innovation and growth. [read here]
4/23/14: Business leaders in South Florida are facing a good problem - keeping good workers even as other costs are on the rise. [read here]
Wall Street Journal
By Bernie Marcus, 4/2/14: The law's insurance-company fee will raise premiums and kill at least 146,000 jobs. [read here]

John Allison
Retired Chairman and CEO
BB&T Corporation

Maximo Alvarez
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc.

David Hernandez
Liberty Power

Bernie Marcus
Home Depot

Richard L. Jackson
Chairman and CEO
Jackson Healthcare

Ralph Ketner
Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder
Food Lion, Inc.

Benton Launerts
President and Founder
Parksman Parking LLC

Sydney W. "Syd" Kitson
Chairman & CEO
Kitson & Partners

Christian Infante
SFM Services

Stephen Bienko
Founder and President
42 Holdings

John Kane
Chairman and CEO
Kane Realty Corporation

Michael Holthouse
Prepared 4 Life

Scott Barron
School Growth LLC

Michael A. Leven
President and CEO
Las Vegas Sands, Corp.

Fred Eschelman
Founder & Executive Chairman
PPD, Inc.

Omar Soliman
College Hunks Hauling Junk

Ronald Lazof
Former President and CEO
Behr Processing, Inc.

Jim Anthony
Founder and CEO
Anthony and Company

Dawn Fotopulos

John Slavic
President and Founder
Slavic Group

Scott Verner
President and CEO
Nipro Diagnostics

John Mackey
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Whole Foods Market

Warren Stephens
Chairman, President & CEO
Stephens, Inc.

Brad Anderson
Former CEO and Vice Chairman
Best Buy Co.

Tom Stemberg
Founder & Former CEO

Leslie Kaminoff
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
AKAM Living Services, Inc.

Robert Luddy
President and Founder
CaptiveAire Systems

Blair Fensterstock
Managing Partner
Fensterstock & Partners LLP

Javier Loya
Chairman & CEO
OTC Global Holdings, LP

Gary Rabine
CEO & Founder
Rabine Group

Fran Tarkenton
Founder & CEO

William "Lee" Hanley
Lexington Management