June 22, 2012
Made in USA Certified® Launches US Jobs Project™ Initiative
US Jobs Project™ kicks off Independence Day week and concludes Labor Day weekend with the "Made in America Festival" sponsored by Jay Z.
Made in USA Certified® has partnered with US manufacturers to rally for US jobs and US manufacturing with a tour across America in a red, white & blue, star spangled bus. The US Jobs Project™ launches in patriotic fashion this July 3rd – July 7th, Independence Day week.
The main goals of the US Jobs Project™ are: 1) Promote US manufacturing and the critical role domestic manufacturing plays in the creation of sustainable US jobs 2) The important role consumers’ play in the creation of jobs by supporting products Made in USA.
"This project is fueled by the idea that Americans helping Americans can truly create sustainable jobs and jumpstart our economy. We believe that together, we create jobs in the USA." Julie Reiser, President and Co-Founder of Made in USA Certified® said.
The US Job Project™ tour will officially kick off on July 3rd & 4th in Delray Beach, Florida for the Independence Day Extravaganza. There will be product giveaways, fan photo fun and supporters can register for the "Great American Giveaway" contest, where participants can enter to win a custom designed Gibson guitar.
After the July 4th fireworks celebration the bus will head to Daytona, Florida for the NASCAR, Subway Jalapeno 250, Coke Zero 400 races and a concert by double Platinum recording band, TRAIN at the Daytona International Speedway on July 6th & 7th.
The US Jobs Project™ bus will make its final summer stop Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, PA for the Made in America Festival, with an amazing line up of musical artists sponsored by Jay Z and Budweiser.
"This country needs jobs; it is the single most important issue facing our Nation today. The US Jobs Project™ is one way we can help get America back to work again." Julie Reiser stated.
About Made in USA Certified®:
Made in USA Certified®is the non-partisan leader in independent, third party, assurance verification for genuine ‘Made in USA’, ‘Product of USA’, ‘Service in USA’ claims. Together, we create jobs in the USA™.
Timing is Everything
Why the US Jobs Project and why now?
Our Country needs jobs. We hear it in the news every day. More and more people we know are being affected. Unemployment is a problem that cannot be solved overnight- but we have to start somewhere. We are calling our initiative the US JOBS PROJECT. This is a project that we can all be part of, one that can help our great country get back on her feet again. This is a project that is truly about Americans helping Americans and creating sustainable jobs in the process. A project that states loudly and affirmatively:
Together, We Create Jobs in the USA. ™
*Greater than 8% of the US labor force is unemployed.*
But this number doesn’t tell the whole story. It is a number that represents friends, family, and perhaps yourself. It is a number that rises to double digits within the Hispanic and African-American communities and many cities & states across our country. It is a number that doesn’t take into consideration the people that have stopped looking for work and have just given up. It is a number that most economists predict won’t drop below 8% for at least the next year- making this the longest stretch of unemployment above 8% in more than 70 years. It is a number that affects every one of us, but it is a number that can be reduced. A number that we can rally together against to make the United States of America the place that we all know she can be.
*Community Business’s Create Jobs- It’s a FACT.*
Community businesses are the undeniable “backbone” of America. These small to mid-size businesses employ over half of all private-sector workers and have created over 64% of new jobs in the past 15 years. If these businesses are strong and growing—so are we and so is our Country. The problem is, these businesses need our support. They need consumers to know about the importance of buying products “Made in USA” and supporting the very businesses that are the job creators in our Nation. Buying American is not just a catchy phrase, it is an action that every single person can do TODAY to help support businesses trying to “Make it in America” and create jobs for Americans.
Join the movement! Together, We Create Jobs in the USA. ™