From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, May 21, 2011

Businesses Need Skilled Workers!

From the responses I received from business owners, it is clear that America's workforce needs to expand its job skills in order to attract new industries to the U.S.A. Presently there is an overwhelming amount of people ready to fill management, research and development, service and sales positions, but an insufficient number of skilled workers to produce products and prepare them for sale on the American market. Businesses report that they need skilled workers at many levels in order to consider expanding or restoring industries in the U.S.A.

Because so many private sector industries moved abroad during the last 30 years, many job skills have diminished and fewer people have the skills needed to restore product lines quickly without major investments in job training programs.

With rising wages overseas, higher costs of shipping to the U.S.A. and the call to revise America's business tax structure, American workers may see more job opportunities. I urge all who are seeking employment to review their resume to see which jobs they could apply for based on their current skills. I also urge you to seek out training programs that would best promote your employment possibilities. You can find training programs located near you on the Internet.

The outcry from the American people for a balance between American made and foreign products is being heard loud and clear by businesses who want to keep their customers. It is fully our responsibility to direct our purchasing power toward American made products so that product distributors take note of our spending habits and consider contracting with American companies to manufacture their products in the U.S.A. To assure that future generations of workers have adequate job skills, many believe school districts across America should begin expanding Industrial Art Programs so that students are prepared many possible job opportunities in the future.

We all need to make our feelings known where we shop and also contact local, state and federal elected officials to let them know that private sector businesses need taxes reduced so they can reinvest in America. With a more business friendly environment industries will want to do business in the U.S.A. and restore jobs for American workers!

This is Michael Blichasz. I welcome your comments and suggestions. Email me from the link on the front page of