Included could be programs similar to those of the Works Progress Administration, an agency created during Franklin Roosevelt’s administration that put millions back to work during the Depression.
Obama, who has proposed a massive economic recovery plan aimed at creating 2.5 million jobs, said in a news conference on Monday his administration would work on creating long-term solutions for sustained economic growth.
"Here's what I'm confident about, that our economic recovery plan, our 21st-century investments will create jobs immediately that would not otherwise be created," Obama told reporters."We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created."