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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

 

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

 

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Mike Rowe Celebrates American Opportunity

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Mike Rowe Celebrates American Opportunity

By Movieguide® Contributor

In a recent Facebook post, Mike Rowe celebrated the amount of opportunity available to all Americans after visiting the National Auto Glass Week convention in San Antonio.

“I know I say this a lot, and at the risk of beating a horse long since expired, I can’t leave an event like this and not say it again – the amount of opportunity in this country is truly shocking,” Rowe shared.

However, the DIRTY JOBS alum recognizes Americans’ decreasing interest in blue-collar jobs and work generally. As Movieguide® previously reported, “Much of the struggling work force is due to decades of educators, parents and society pushing students to pursue college after high school instead of apprenticeships or trades, creating a void in these much-needed industries.”

Rowe adds, “Millions of able-bodied people are choosing not to work, and eleven and a half million positions remain open – most of which don’t require a four-year degree.”

 “The official unemployment rate may be low, but so too is the overall labor participation rate,” he continues.

While many are choosing not to work, the 11.5 million open positions in the United States represent the opportunity created by this country and available to those who want to take it.

Many of these positions exist in industries like the auto glass industry, and “all of them represent a path to something that looks a lot like prosperity,” Rowe says.

“To say it another way, a lot of the people standing behind me are small business owners who are absolutely killing it, doing things with glass that most of us don’t think twice about. They are busy beyond belief, and every single one of them is hiring. Every. Single. One,” Rowe concludes.

Rowe encourages his followers to seize the opportunities found only in America and get “Back to work.”

Movieguide® previously reported: 

Mike Rowe, known as the host of DIRTY JOBS and HOW AMERICA WORKS, recently shared his thoughts on the record number of U.S. workers quitting their jobs.

According to Fox Business, recent data revealed that 4.5 million Americans either changed jobs or quit entirely in Nov. 2021.

“This is a conversation about our workforce and the imbalanced nature of it and the way that’s going to impact every single American who shares my addiction to smooth roads, indoor plumbing, affordable electricity and so forth,” Rowe told Fox’s Stuart Varney in a recent interview.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Rowe continued. “I’ve heard from the energy industry, the flooring industry… the restaurant industry, the cable and broadband industry, they are all struggling with the same basic problem.”

Rowe is adamant about teaching students that blue-collar industries are not only necessary, but viable, career paths.

“That, interestingly, is one of the few things that we can control,” Rowe explained. “We need to explain to kids that working with your hands, learning a skill that’s in demand can still lead to prosperity.”

Much of the struggling work force is due to decades of educators, parents and society pushing students to pursue college after high school instead of apprenticeships or trades, creating a void in these much-needed industries.

“It can’t be higher education, and everything else is some vocational consolation prize. We need to set the table fairly,” Rowe added. “We need to do a better job globally of shining a light on [skilled labor] stories.”

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.