U.S. Manufacturing Sector Adds Zero Jobs in April: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Statement
Manufacturing sector doesn't gain a single job in April, 2013.
#AAMeter Shows U.S. at + 39,000 Jobs Toward President Obama's Second Term Goal of 1 Million New Manufacturing Jobs.
The latest monthly U.S. jobs report shows America's manufacturing sector didn't gain a single job in April 2013, a setback in the effort to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the president's second term.
Commented Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM):
"The latest jobs report shows that we are a long way from a true resurgence in American manufacturing. We strongly believe that we won't see real growth in manufacturing jobs without the right policies from Washington, DC."
Paul points to AAM's Blueprint for manufacturing, which offers key policy prescriptions to revitalize America's industrial sector.
"We're falling further behind the pace needed to add 1 million manufacturing jobs in President Obama's second term, yet no one in Washington seems very serious about a jobs agenda. That must change."
During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. To follow the president's progress, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has launched a Jobs Tracker, the #AAMeter.
By using monthly jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), AAM maintains a running monthly tally of manufacturing jobs created during the president's second term.
Added Paul, “The United States is the only major industrial nation that does not have a cohesive national manufacturing strategy. We’ve outlined steps the president should to help meet his manufacturing jobs goal. If the Administration and Congress show a genuine willingness to act on these common sense policies, we’ll see our Jobs Tracker move toward 1 million jobs gained.”
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