NAM’s Timmons: Our Economy Isn’t Creating Jobs Fast Enough!

July 16 Job Numbers - Jay

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the June jobs numbers today:

“While many in Washington may claim today’s report is a positive development, the bottom line is that an increase in the unemployment rate is unacceptable. Our economy isn’t creating jobs fast enough, especially manufacturing jobs. While 14,000 new manufacturing jobs last month is a positive development, we have lost 24,000 manufacturing jobs so far this year. We are not reaching our full potential. Our elected leaders in Washington and candidates on the campaign trail need to give us clear answers. What are they going to do to remove barriers to economic growth? If they need a guide, manufacturers have already outlined a clear agenda to move us forward.

“It’s frustrating for manufacturers to hear both major party candidates pretend the solution is to bash free trade and perpetuate myths about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade agreements in general. It’s time for this isolationist rhetoric to stop. It helps no one—except our competitors in the global economy. The United States should be writing the rules on trade. Trade opens up opportunities for manufacturers in the United States to reach new customers with our products, strengthening our economy and creating good jobs.”

Mallory Micetich

Mallory Micetich

Director or Media Relations at National Association of Manufacturers
Mallory Micetich is the Director or Media Relations at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the nation’s largest industrial trade association and the leading voice for the manufacturing sector in the United States. She is responsible for coordinating media strategy and communications to promote the NAM’s policy agenda. Ms. Micetich specifically focuses on media relating to the following policy areas: Energy and Resources Policy, Human Resources Policy, which includes key topics like immigration, healthcare and workforce issues, Infrastructure Policy and Regulatory Reform. Ms. Micetich also coordinates media for the Manufacturer’s Center for Legal Action.
Mallory Micetich

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