iPhone apps addressing Obama’s job plan

Dec 13, 2009
Tech

President Barack Obama outlined his plan for addressing the high unemployment rate in the U.S. last week, focusing on the three broad areas of tax breaks to foster small business development, investment in infrastructure contracts and pushes for clean energy initiatives. These iPhone apps will keep you up to date with news related to updates […]

President Barack Obama outlined his plan for addressing the high unemployment rate in the U.S. last week, focusing on the three broad areas of tax breaks to foster small business development, investment in infrastructure contracts and pushes for clean energy initiatives.

These iPhone apps will keep you up to date with news related to updates around Obama’s plan, help you succeed in whichever job relates to Obama’s areas of interest, as well as helping you find a job that is likely to see some stability over the next few years.

iPhone apps for the informed

Keeping up with the latest financial news means your business stays in the loop. Yahoo! Finance’s iPhone app gives you the latest news regarding things like how Obama’s latest speech affects your business’ tax breaks. Information is power in this economy. The iPhone, plus the free Yahoo! Finance iPhone app, makes you pretty powerful.

Green Energy Now is a free iPhone app that will keep you up to date with the latest news in green initiatives.  From technology advancements to bio-fuels concerns, this app aggregates and gives access to pertinent information. Additional resources, trivia games and a facts section keeps you in the know.

iPhone apps for the industrious

Running your own business means running your own job. Implement all those tax breaks Obama proposes if and when they are rolled out with the Quicken iPhone app. Manage the finances of your business, sync with Quicken Online, track multiple accounts, and more with this free app for the iPhone.

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Calculating conversions, figuring data results and running numbers are all part of running jobs mentioned in Obama’s plan. Rely on HP 12C Financial Calculator for all your equations. Laid out to mimic the original calculator, complete with common conversions on the underside, this $14.99 HP iPhone app is for serious calculations and businessmen.

Whether you are a small business owner looking to keep tabs on taxes or an accountant managing someone else’s, the Contractor, Freelancer and Small Business Tax Calculator iPhone app can help you out. This free app manages contract rates, invoice amounts, tax percentages, take-home percentages and more.

With the job areas Obama hopes to focus on with his new plan, you are likely to be working with or managing small teams. Insight brings Basecamp to your iPhone with complete project management and collaboration tools. At $9.99, Insight is pricey, but will save you time and money in the long run.

From construction sites to experiment fields, weather can be a determining factor for a project’s outcome. Manage your work days with the Weather Machine iPhone app. For $3.99, you can view temperature ranges, perceived temperature, wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, dew points, UV indexes and the probability of rain.

iPhone apps for the hopeful

Seeking construction, development and energy-related jobs is an easier task with CareerBuilder’s free iPhone app, named Jobs. Create custom searches and alert settings for jobs in your industry. Save and share jobs, access your favorites and set searches for your vicinity based on your GPS location.

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Now Hiring is a job search tool on the iPhone with an emphasis on search filters.  Find jobs based on distance, date, relevance, and more. Filter by the latest in U.S. job openings. The 99-cent iPhone app also helps you manage your job search with saving and email options.

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