By Don C. Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.
The message is clear. President-elect Donald Trump’s “Job One” is to put people back to work.
Lack of jobs and employment opportunities exacerbated the plight of American workers since the Great Recession began in 2008. That deepening anxiety is a primary reason for this year’s political upheaval.
On Nov. 4, the U.S. Dept. of Labor reported the market continues to show signs of gradual strengthening, but analysts cautioned that the gains exclude some workers, including manufacturing and service workers who have lost jobs because of automation.