Will the #AAMeter move this week? (That all depends on whether we're actually adding manufacturing jobs.)
It’s Jobs Report Week, the first Friday of each month during which we get employment data from the government. It's also the day that we update our #AAMeter, the running tally we keep of President Obama's pledge to create 1 million manufacturing jobs during his second term.
Last time we checked, President Obama’s goal was stuck in the mud and spinning its wheels.
While we wait, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has some pretty good ideas about how we can actually create new manufacturing jobs.
But right now, there’s a trade case in front of the Department of Commerce that threatens thousands of American steel jobs. It’s simple: enforce our trade laws and save thousands of manufacturing jobs.
Related recent Blogs
- Trade Data Pours Cold Water on "Rising Star" Outlook for American Manufacturing • by mmcmullan • 08/21/2014
- U.S. Named Among “Rising Global Stars” in Manufacturing • by elizabethbb • 08/20/2014
- If America Won’t Invest in America’s Infrastructure, China Will • by elizabethbb • 08/19/2014
- Yes, Manufacturing Jobs Are Coming Back. But Will Progress Happen Fast Enough? • by elizabethbb • 08/18/2014
- No Electricity Needed for Corter Leather & Cloth • by elizabethbb • 08/15/2014
- Improving Our Railways: A Key Part of Rebuilding America • by elizabethbb • 08/14/2014
- Five Tests Walmart Must Pass to Show its 'Made In America' Street Cred • by spaul • 08/13/2014
- More Evidence the "Jobs Recovery" Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be • by elizabethbb • 08/12/2014
- More Work to Do, Indeed • by elizabethbb • 08/11/2014
- August 11, 2014: Chinese Textile Manufacturing ... in the Carolinas • by mmcmullan • 08/11/2014