Jobs Panel Proposes Ways to Spur Hiring

Jobs Panel
Jobs Panel

To help boost hiring and spur the economy, Washington should streamline permits for construction projects and make it easier for tourists to visit the United States, a top adviser to President Barack Obama said.

Jeff Immelt, chief executive of General Electric and head of Obama's jobs and competitiveness council, said that his panel's "progress report" outlined ways to increase hiring in manufacturing, construction, healthcare and tourism sectors.