How You Can Start Making A Difference -- Today
Ready to do your part to get America back on its feet and working again? Here are some ideas and inspiration to get you started.
As a nation, we've always had the confidence and imagination to ask, "What if?" Many of America's greatest innovations started in the toughest circumstances. That's why I have hope for American skilled jobs. In this campaign, each of us can make a difference and our leaders will follow. We can't afford to wait for government to get started. Let's make it work!
For millions of workers, skilled trades -- and the wages they provide -- are the key to achieving the American dream. Economic factors, such as higher fuel and shipping costs, is resulting in more companies reconsidering reviving manufacturing operations rather than run the risks of importing from China.
The Secret To Creating New High-Paying Jobs In America
Productivity is the most important factor in the creation of new high value and high-paying jobs in America. When productivity rises, the cost of American goods and services become less expensive than those of other countries. As a result, exports grow and the standard of living rises because people can afford to buy better goods and services.
How Can You Help The Unemployed? Support The Companies That Hire Them
Making and fixing things with your hands is a dying art in America, as I see it. Based on lessons I learned from creative play as a child, we've made "be creative and work with your hands" into a national campaign to save the American skilled workforce.
In honor of Jobs Week on AOL Jobs, I want to speak up in praise of an entity that has taken a beating this year – the labor union. Anti-union sentiment has spread from state to state, and union busting has become popular under the banner of money savings. Before your billionaire CEO convinces you that labor unions are bad, please don't forget what life was like in the bad old days before unions.