President Obama visits Minnesota to talk jobsGolden Valley, MN (WDAY TV) - Some Minnesota workers had a once in a lifetime opportunity today, meeting the President of the United States.
By: Todd Kurtz, WDAY
Golden Valley, MN (WDAY TV) - Some Minnesota workers had a once in a lifetime opportunity today, meeting the President of the United States. Mr. Obama was visiting Honeywell in Golden Valley when news came down about a gloomy job report for May. He spent the day then talking to workers about, what else? Jobs and the economy.
That jobs report shows weaker than expected growth in the country and comes as experts say the race between Mitt Romney and Obama is tightening. Today with Minnesota as a back drop the president talked about a new plan to get jobs coming-in for veterans.
Honeywell workers spent today’s shift sharking hand with President Obama.
Hearing the president speak -- big for Obama supporter Paula Busch.
Paula Busch – Honeywell Worker: "About our future, what is going to happen. A lot of things I’m not happy with."
Mr. Obama is launching a campaing to get Iraq and Afghansistan veterans back to work.
President Obama: “No one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job when they come home."
The President promised to cut the red tape for vets getting license or certified for civilian jobs they’ve already done.
President Obama: "If you can save a life on a battlefield, you can save a life on an ambulance."
Members of the American Legion on hand say giving veterans credit for military training will help their transition.
Randy Tesdahl - American Legion: "It's not always the easiest thing to do, for a vet to come back into the work environment.
Honeywell actively recruits vets. At the Golden Valley plant they've hired 65, and 900 worldwide in the last year.