|It's time to safeguard our jobs — and our national security.|
More than 6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished between 1998 and 2010. These middle-class jobs provided workers with a good way of life and, with their loss, entire communities have been devastated. And while the broader economy is showing signs of recovery, manufacturing continues to struggle. President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs during his second term, but progress has been slow. To get there, America needs a robust manufacturing strategy – one that includes strong trade enforcement, investments in American workers and our public infrastructure, and a plan to stop currency manipulation. On a level playing field, American workers can compete with anyone. Will we give them one?
The manufacturing sector grew by 24,000 jobs in October, according to the latest employment data from the Labor Department. The growth, prompted by hurricane recovery, came amid losses in primary metals and automobiles. The overall goods...Read the statement