Whither the factory jobs goal?
The monthly jobs report came out this morning. An interesting thing is that, during the 2012 campaign, President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Unfortunately, we’re on a very anemic pace toward that—only 24,000 factory jobs created so far this year. (We need to be creating around 24,000 each month to reach his goal).
In a speech to workers at an Amazon warehouse earlier this week, the president never mentioned his pledge. The question now is whether the White House is still keeping to that goal, or if it’s fallen off their radar.
CLICK HERE to take a look at a monthly tracking of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
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