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President Obama to Highlight Need for Job Creation

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- President Obama will travel to North Carolina on Monday to spotlight the need for new job creation.

During his trip, the president will visit Cree, Inc., a manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, and tour the company's facilities.  Obama will then meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council, which include the CEOs of such high profile companies as Intel, GE, Comcast and Dupont, and executives from Facebook and the Small Business Administration.

With job creation stalled and unemployment creeping up again, the leaders of these private companies will discuss with Obama their ideas for increasing economic growth and revving up employment.  It is within the private sector where the White House believes most new jobs will be created.

Some of the actions that are being recommended to the president will cost nothing, such as cutting government regulations.

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