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Kirk Bergstrom, Colo. Engineer, A Guest At Obama's Jobs Speech

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President Barack Obama has invited more than 20 guests from across various industries to attend his highly anticipated speech to the nation on jobs. One of which is Kirk Bergstrom, project engineer with Denver Transit Partners, according to the Associated Press.

The Denver Post reports that the 43-year-old Bergstrom will be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama during the speech.

Bergstrom in an engineer who was working part-time at a Target store when he got a job a construction firm that works under the Denver Transit Partners, 7News reports. The firm is involved with RTD's FasTracks light rail project, according to CBSDenver.

The Huffington Post reports that Obama will outline his administration's plan to create new jobs. With the national unemployment rate at 9.1 percent, the president's $300 billion dollar package aims at getting Americans back to work.

For Obama, the speech comes at a crucial time when the president's approval rating, as well as that of congressional Republicans, is at an all-time low, according to two new polls released Tuesday.

Follow all the latest on The Huffington Post's live blog of Obama's jobs speech Thursday night.

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