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Gonna make a difference and today we wanted to spend the first couple of segments.
Talking about folks who were on the job -- it's a subject that is near and dear to those of us.
Here at Fox News as we know that so many folks around the country are dealing with unemployment or less employment than they would like.
It's a problem that has played the country now for some time and it's a story that we have spent a lot of a lot of time putting attention on so.
We wanted to talk a little bit about that today.
And our first.
Our guest has a very novel idea to helping hating Americans help.
Other Americans in this way the problem is the unemployment rate in the United States.
US jobs projects.
Let's talk about that joining us now is the president and co-founder of made in USA certified.
Julie -- joining us from our Miami bureau -- nice to -- -- Julie thanks very much for being here.
Thank you Rick nice to be -- tell me about your organization wants it all about.
Well maybe you might face certified as -- leader and third party certification and and what we've launched this summer has something called a US jobs project and they should have.
And we felt it was important to launch it this summer because it's a very important and critical election -- -- as you stayed -- Adding in -- and three.
Unemployment has been very high for some time now it covered ever eight -- that.
And that number as you -- does not tell the whole story that number.
Represents many of our friends our families our neighbors and even -- -- And in many cases in certain ethnic groups in cities and towns that that number is far above 8%.
I it's a number that most economists don't see going below 8% and the next year making that the longest stretch of unemployment over 8%.
And more than seventy years.
This -- the number and made in USA started by that we feel passionate about impacting -- a positive way and changing that this is the number we as a nation.
Need to focus on changing we have to change that number are you really -- I'm sorry to interrupt -- your organization says that Americans can actually do this for each other that we can all.
Help each other out in this way.
-- -- -- -- -- And that's pretty much our slogan is that together are we can create jobs in the US -- and it really is a -- -- dead after our.
In -- small to midsize businesses create more than half of the private sector jobs in the United States.
And it's very very important that we support those business says.
And the best way that we can support those businesses is buying those products and services provided by those business says.
So this campaign is -- really about promoting those companies that are producing products are providing service says here in the United States of America.
And how does the job creators really are working to help create jobs here in the United States.
And together with the consumer support we can help to create more jobs in the United States.
Are you seeing more companies in the US.
Make their products here in this country as opposed to shipping those jobs overseas are using.
Less expensive labor in other countries.
Yeah absolutely -- we absolutely -- seeing that in our bed net.
And you know there's a -- and I think -- term the commonly used in the industry called Reese shoring.
And we're seeing a lot of those jobs being -- -- to -- United States firm variety every then.
One and that meant that the wage gap has narrowed considerably between China and the United States.
As well as the drop in the value of our US dollar which -- made it much more cost effective for manufacturers to produce here in the united states of vs overseas.
Certainly but certainly we've also seen the cost of fuel of fact.
Manufacturing moving overseas at the high cost of fuel so we're definitely seeing a trend and US manufacturers moving back to the United States.
And it's my believe personally that the -- well that's being put out there by companies that are moving these jobs back to the United States.
And sell term and death.
I think that consumers really are looking very favorably at these companies that good well I do not think can be underestimate -- so it's a it's a great tendency and I only see it growing.
But you go to a store like.
Wal-Mart for example.
And a lot of people shop at these kinds of stories because they typically.
Have good sales prices it's cheaper to buy stuff there but you go and you look at -- -- you look at.
The merchandise whether it's clothing or.
I was the shopping for beach toys for my kids the other day.
All of it says that it's made in China.
And a lot people are buying that stuff up like crazy because it's it's a lot cheaper to buy those stuff that stuff.
-- -- absolutely right and Rick price has been a very big driver for consumers for many years now.
But I think that we're seeing as she asked as shifting consumer behavior that's pretty significant -- I think people are seeing that now in this quantity over quality.
Idea and concept at purchasing I -- as it is not as not working out for them.
I think -- and that they are seeing that there of their left with a lot of I need -- and I wanted staff I'm sure yeah I know you have four -- Ed.
You probably have a lot of broken toys in -- in the -- -- that.
That you have piling up.
We really have that we -- and nation and -- excessive consumer -- them and we're really seeing a more thoughtful.
Consumer behavior pattern emerging and we're seeing that with the local may have -- the buy local movement.
And the farm to table -- man we're -- consumers really are wanting to know where their products are made who is making -- and how they're being made.
They're craving that came next and back to our food supply -- our product supply chain.
-- I think that -- as it have always has been and drive firm probably will continue to be right.
-- -- -- -- substantial changes in consumer behavior that are positively impacting our economy to my -- -- you need that.
My wife call you should tell tell you to remind me -- clean out the stuff in the garage -- I've been promising have a clean -- Let me ask you about it and let me ask you -- cooperation.
Or lack of cooperation you're getting from elected officials.
In Washington book will -- -- kind of feedback you get when you talk to to lawmakers.
Well you know certainly lawmakers on both sides of the -- agree that the creation of the US jab is missing critical for that country.
So from both the Democrat side and the Republican side -- seeing an overwhelming.
From these elected officials and it's really -- it's tremendous to see if -- I love to see that and I think that they are focused on creation and job is exactly where it needs to be because I really believe that if we can focus on that issue.
The creation and US jobs in this country.
It's gonna solve a lot of the -- problems that we also have but this is definitely the most important issue that faces our country.
Julie we just saw some pictures that you and some.
Officials and a beautiful bus that you have your driving around here on a summer tour.
I guess you're in Miami now because you have -- stop today and tomorrow in Delray Beach.
Tell us back where wary ahead and woody and what are you doing at these stops.
Train earlier we are absolutely right we have -- beautiful red white and Blair's star spangled bad that I am driving across America.
I -- is in Delray Beach ten day this afternoon at 5 o'clock guy and I and anyone name in Delray Beach in front of the -- valley and will be there on the night tonight with a few of our sponsored tour our -- sponsors we'll also be there along with that.
And then all day tomorrow will be located under the six story flag that hangs down in Atlantic avenue and beautiful dowry beach Florida.
Now we had from there are over today town after the Daytona International Speedway.
While most see the NASCAR races on Friday and Saturday at a concert by train on Saturday night.
And then Sunday we had covered in the West Coast where -- and -- -- that.
And we're gonna do some factory tours over there -- -- Tom -- I attacks and trinity graphics.
Cell and then I'll head back to down -- and in the grand finale that we're gonna have this summer it's gonna end up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- with a made in America that's evolved sponsored by JD which I'm sure you've heard of them.
And Budweiser and I'm sure you've heard of that -- and it it's going to be a great great and that.
We're happy to be a part of that -- excited about that we really want to raise awareness about the importance of a job creation and how US manufacturing really impacts that.
Well this is just a great story and it really is one no matter.
What your personal politics you can't argue with that the fact that we really need to pay attention to companies that are making things in this country.
Creating jobs in this country and supporting those.
Companies that are doing so and and -- that concert on the Benjamin Franklin parkway and Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia what a great way to wrap up.
Your summer tour Julie riser is president and CN co-founder -- made in USA certified you can find them on Twitter.
Act USA certified.
They have a FaceBook page as well and their website is US jobs project.
For more information on the great work that they're doing Juli thank you so much happy fourth of July and drive safely -- I well I'm happy Independence -- -- thanks so much nice to talk to you.
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