• Manufacturing sector adds 28,000 jobs in July: Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) statement.

    Posted by scapozzola on 08/01/2014

    This morning, the Department of Labor reported that America's manufacturing sector grew by 28,000 jobs in July. 

    The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama's promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, now stands at +195,000 jobs. This is only the second time in the president's second term that monthly manufacturing job growth has met or exceeded the pace needed to meet his goal.

    Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul:

    "Manufacturing punched above its weight in July, showing that a rebound in the sector is possible. But we still have a long way to go. While the private sector has recovered all the jobs lost during the Great Recession, manufacturing is only 30 percent of the way back, and there are many obstacles that stand in the way of a true resurgence: a paucity of investment in our infrastructure, high trade deficits, and currency manipulation by countries like China and Japan.

    "It’s important for Congress and the administration to get the policy right so that we’ll have more to cheer about. The significance of the auto sector and its supply chain was amplified by the July jobs numbers, accounting for more than half of manufacturing job gains. To keep this sector healthy and vibrant, we should build on that by ensuring that trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership prohibit currency manipulation."

    Read a new op-ed by Scott Paul in The Huffington Post, 'Is What I saw in Detroit America's Future?'

    The #AAMeter.

    President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. To follow the president's progress, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) maintains a manufacturing jobs tracker, the #AAMeter, based on monthly jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.




Posted by TGarland 07/31/2014

Tesla Motors is at it again--making it's American-made cars even more, well, American-made. The electric car maker will partner with Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. The planned “Gigafactory” is expected to create 6,500 jobs.

Posted by mmcmullan 07/30/2014

Good news for people who like bad news:

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • Jobs numbers show auto sector & supply chain account for over half of manufacturing gains. http://t.co/wPosFbEeVB @IndustryWeek #AAMeter 21 min 17 sec ago
  • RT @JoeSudbay: "@KeepitMadeinUSA said [manufacturing] sector has recovered only 30% of the jobs lost during the recession" http://t.co/Jdgh… 31 min 14 sec ago
  • RT @ScottPaulAAM: Job Market Shows New Gains, but Pace Eases http://t.co/QorLHWIFKc via @nytimes With analysis from @KeepItMadeinUSA on #ma 31 min 17 sec ago
  • RT @tracysefl: From @nytimes @dionnesearcey -- @KeepitMadeinUSA offers 3 reasons why the jobs resurgence isn't greater http://t.co/fA0iCuYF… 31 min 19 sec ago
  • In story on jobs numbers, @nytimes notes manufacturing has gained back just 30% of jobs lost during Great Recession. http://t.co/QKNHIBfXol 31 min 25 sec ago
  • RT @ebrotherton: Manufacturing sector added 28,000 jobs in July. Best showing since November 2013. But more work to do: http://t.co/GAP8HEE… 2 hours 12 min ago
  • Manufacturing punched above its weight in July. Rebound in the sector possible. But we still have a long way to go: http://t.co/W2RQm9xwMH 2 hours 28 min ago
  • RT @tlanddc: Adding +28,000k manufacturing jobs, closest @BarackObama has come to keep on track with his goal of 1M by end of second term #… 2 hours 43 min ago
  • #AAMeter RT @ScottPaulAAM The auto sector accounted for over half of #manufacturing job growth in July: 14.6k of 28k total jobs added. 2 hours 43 min ago
  • 28K new manufacturing jobs in July the 2nd time in Obama's 2nd term job numbers on target to hit Obama's 1 million new jobs goal. #AAMeter 3 hours 2 min ago