Alliance for American Manufacturing President touts manufacturing jobs numbers

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul joined Ed “Flash” Ferenc on the Oct. 5 edition of America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss reshoring manufacturing jobs in the United States.

Latest manufacturing jobs numbers

According to a new jobs report completed by the Alliance for American Manufacturing, there have been 66,000 manufacturing jobs created in September 2020. While this sounds like a large number, there are still 600,000 less manufacturing jobs in America than there were a year ago, Paul said.

Paul continued and spoke about layoffs in the U.S. manufacturing industry during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that a lot of domestic manufacturing layoffs are looking either long term or permanent, exposing the drastic need to bring these jobs back to the U.S.

The reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States has been a hot topic and the COVID-19 pandemic shined the spotlight on that. Paul said the United States needed to reshore their manufacturing jobs, especially during the pandemic, so they no longer have to rely on outsourcing. The U.S. was dependent on China for the production of the highly demanded personal protective equipment, causing shortages in hospitals across the country.

If the U.S. were to produce their own PPE, there would be less shortages and doctors, nurses, and patients would have the proper equipment needed to stay safe during the pandmeic.

Defense Production Act

Paul later changed topics and began to discuss the Defense Production Act, the primary source of presidential authorities to send out a supply of materials and services from the U.S. industrial base needed to promote national defense.

He explained that if the U.S. can do this for military and defensive purposes for a war, they should be able to expedite supplies for PPE during a pandemic. Paul added that it would create jobs for U.S. workers, end the reliance on China for a supply chain, and more quickly combat shortages faced around the country.

Domestic Mineral Production

The last topic that Paul covered was about domestic mineral production. A common theme of the topics that Paul touched on was ending the reliance on China for various jobs; this one being mining. He explained that the U.S. should reshore mining jobs because the U.S. has stricter environmental labor laws, better safety standards for the workers, tighter environmental standards, and it is less of a national security threat.


America’s Work Force Radio Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and wherever you stream your podcasts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Listen on Google Podcasts

Listen on Spotify

Listen on iHeart Radio


AMERICA’S WORK FORCE IS THE ONLY DAILY LABOR-RADIO PROGRAM IN THE US AND HAS BEEN ON THE AIR SINCE 1993, SUPPLYING LISTENERS WITH USEFUL, RELEVANT INPUT INTO THEIR DAILY LIVES THROUGH FACT-FINDING FEATURES, IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS, INFORMATIVE NEWS SEGMENTS AND PRACTICAL CONSUMER REPORTS. AMERICA’S WORK FORCE IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING AN ACCESSIBLE VENUE IN WHICH AMERICA’S WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN HEAR DISCUSSION ON IMPORTANT, RELEVANT TOPICS SUCH AS EMPLOYMENT, HEALTHCARE, LEGISLATIVE ACTION, LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS, CORPORATE PRACTICES, FINANCES, LOCAL AND NATIONAL POLITICS, CONSUMER REPORTS AND LABOR ISSUES.

AMERICA’S WORK FORCE RADIO IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY OUR SPONSORS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, BMA MEDIA GROUP, COLUMBUS-CENTRAL OHIO BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL, CUYAHOGA COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION, COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA, HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS AND ALLIED WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6, KELLEY & FERRARO, LLP,  LABOR CITIZEN MAGAZINE, LABORERS INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, NORTH COAST AREA LABOR FEDERATION, MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT, OHIO FEDERATION OF TEACHERS-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, UNITED AUTO WORKERS, UNITED LABOR AGENCY, UNITED STEELWORKERS.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.