Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Internet Employment Up 13 Percent Since Recession Began
Employment in Internet companies is up 13 percent since the recession officially started in December 2007.
Internet Industry Boosts Employment
The Internet industry – which includes Google and Facebook – has boosted employment by 3.1 percent over a six month period ending in April 2010.
Software Acts As Job Leader During 1990-91 Recession
In the recession of 1990-91, software was a job leader, with software firms adding jobs in seven out of eight months of the downturn.
Job Loss In Innovative Sector
The 2.4 million shortfall in innovative sector jobs from 2000 to 2007, relative to projections, was a major contributor to the pre-bust economic weakness.
Taken together, the companies in innovative industries do roughly 75 percent of all the business in research and development, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. They also employ almost 70 percent of all R&D personnel.
Innovative Sector Loses 700,000 Jobs From 2000-2007
In 2001, Bureau of Labor Statistics published projections implying that the innovative sector would create 1.7 million net new jobs by 2007. But the innovative sector actually lost almost 700,000 jobs from 2000 to 2007.