Statement on Latest Jobs Report
The latest monthly jobs report was issued this morning and showed a decline of 95,000 jobs for September 2010. Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) Executive Director Scott Paul commented:
"The disappointing jobs report shows just how much work needs to be done to rev up the economy. That's why we're going on the road this month: to spark a competition of ideas about how best to grow manufacturing, which is the core of the American economy."
Earlier this week, AAM announced its 2010 "Keep it Made in America" Tour, and will hold Town Hall meetings in 10 states to help voters directly question their candidates and elected officials on such key issues as unbalanced trade with China and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing for the global economy.
"We are providing voters with a chance to ask their candidates directly, 'What are you going to do about restoring manufacturing and the millions of jobs we've lost to China,'" Paul said. "We've invited the candidates. Let's see if they'll face the voters."
The Town Hall meetings, which will include a panel of local business, labor, and civic leaders, as well as remarks by various federal and statewide elected officials and candidates, will focus on:
- The need to create good jobs for the 21st Century;
- The importance of fighting for manufacturing as the key to any economic recovery; and
- Leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace.
AAM's 12 "Keep it Made in America" Town Hall meetings are:
Hartford, Connecticut - Oct 12, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Jackson, Michigan - Oct 13, 2010 - 5:30 pm
Lorain, Ohio - Oct 14, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Wheeling, West Virginia - Oct 15, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Erie, Pennsylvania - Oct 18, 2010 - 5:30 pm
Canton, Ohio - Oct 19, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Wayne, Pennsylvania - Oct. 20, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Merrillville, Indiana - Oct. 20, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Asheville, North Carolina - Oct. 21, 2010 - 5:00 pm
St. Louis, Missouri - Oct. 27, 2010 - 5:00 pm
Concord, New Hampshire - Oct. 28, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Wausau, Wisconsin - Oct 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm
More information about the Fall 2010 town hall tour can be found here.