From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, January 25, 2020

Support American Made FIRST!

Every year we urge our supporters to promote a theme that will move our campaign forward.  We are now 20 years into the Twenty First Century and our 2020 theme is: “Support American Made First”. It has received a lot of good publicity because it promotes America’s businesses and jobs and job skills for American workers who represent our families, friends and neighbors.

Today, America’s private sector businesses have to compete with suppliers from around the world.  During the last few years 6 million jobs were created in the United States and employment is now at a historic high. However, as industries continue to grow in the United States there are over 6 million additional jobs in dozens of fields listed as needing to be filled. Many are unable to be filled because workers require more modern day work skills. Many could be more easily filled if America’s middle and high schools did not cut back on Trades, Technology and Research & Development programs which is where large numbers of employees are needed.

Additionally, a wide range of more knowledgeable and skilled workers are needed in the United States to compete with the products and services now being imported to America. The Buy American Made Campaign has been urging Americans to contact school boards and principals to promote the expansion of the Trades and Technology programs in both middle and high schools to create more workforce ready graduates in the future.

In the process of promoting American Made we have received a lot of cooperation from stores and some merchandisers seeking to feature American Made products. We need that same cooperation from America’s schools so there are always enough new people to fill jobs now and to fill the jobs of people planning to retire in the future. Thanks for your participation.

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