​CalChamber President Applauds Creation of Jobs Advisor

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Contact: Christine Haddon

SACRAMENTO, CA — CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today released the following statement on the appointment of Michael E. Rossi:  

“CalChamber applauds Governor Brown’s appointment of Michael E. Rossi as the Governor’s Senior Jobs Advisor.   We look forward to working with Mr. Rossi to focus California policy makers on creating the certainty businesses need to invest in our economy and create jobs here.  Mr. Rossi’s long and varied career as a businessman and investor will serve the Governor well in identifying barriers to job creation and addressing the perceptions and reality of our difficult business climate.

“The first order of business must be to do no more harm to our economy and investment climate, particularly by stopping job killing legislation or bills that hurt our competitiveness.   The short-term agenda for job creation must include correcting the negatives in our jobs climate like our high-cost regulatory and litigation policies and bolster our positives including our exceptional higher education system.  This appointment is an important step in the right direction.”

The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California.  Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state.  Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law.  CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California's economy and create jobs.  Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com.