As Obama's jobs summit convenes, pundits offer job-creation ideas


When it comes to reducing the nation's historically high unemployment rate, the stakes have never been higher for the Obama administration. With more Americans out of work -- and for longer periods -- jobless workers are understandably anxious about their futures.

Taming that anxiety and finding ways to put more people back to work is at the heart of discussions at Thursday's White House jobs summit. President Barack Obama and members of his administration are meeting with private-sector leaders to hear their ideas about how to get the nation's job-creation engine running again. Ahead of the gathering, a number of experts and pundits have offered up several suggestions for how to address the jobs issue.