It's instructive to look at the section of the plan where they present their summation of the current #chemjobs situation and what they're going to do about it:
Challenges and opportunities:
- Many chemists, in the wake of regional and global economic crises, face challenges obtaining full employment.
- The Society's ability to help support job creation and career growth in the U.S. provides an opportunity to attract members.
- There is a need for increased awareness of the variety of career opportunities available to chemistry-educated professionals.
- Scientific professionals are not always aware of the array of career-enhancing services provided by ACS.
- Interactions and collaborations between industry and academia are increasing; however, big gaps remain.
"Ongoing activities" include the ACS Network, ACS meetings, the electronic issue of C&EN (?), ACS Careers and their international membership activities. Recent activities include the free provision of SciFinder for unemployed members and the ACS Entrepreneurship Initiative.
I'm less than impressed by this set of ongoing and recent activities. I'm even less impressed by the euphemistic term "challenges obtaining full employment" to describe record-high unemployment.
What would I do to change matters? Hard to say -- an easy one to me would be to offer discounted or free ACS journal access to unemployed members for the duration of their unemployment. Readers?