Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2021

Job Creators Network Statement on Small Business Saturday

Washington, DC (November 27, 2021) — Today is Small Business Saturday, the shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to support small businesses during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.

Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement: 

“We urge all Americans to come out and support their local small businesses during Small Business Saturday.  According to a recent Job Creators Network Foundation poll, only about 10 percent of small businesses are fully recovered from the pandemic.  For many small businesses, their annual profit comes exclusively from the holiday season; the rest of the year they’re in the red.  This holiday season poses unique challenges, in addition to the pandemic: rampant inflation, cause by the Administration’s spending spree, an illegal vaccnate mandate that is exacerbating a near-record labor shortage, and the uncertainty posed by tax increases in the human infrastructure bill.  Big businesses are doing fine, it’s really the small businesses that are threatened by the Administration’s tax-spend-and-inflate agenda.  Please participate in Small Business Saturday and encourage your friends and family to do the same.”

The Hill published Mr. Ortiz’s op-ed, It’s not an employer’s role to be the vaccine police. To read it, click here.

JCN is suing the Administration over the vaccine mandate.  To learn more, click here.