As we get ready to celebrate this last big holiday weekend of the summer, here in the United States, consider for a moment your place of importance in the world of business and commerce. Like the first Labor Day, celebrated on September 5, 1882, our observance of this special day should be about celebrating the strength and esprit de corps of the business and industry organizations of our nation. Now, more than ever, we should celebrate and recognize the dedicated teams of men and women who serve our customers and support our great nation with their skills and talents.
The Labor Day Holiday is all about our workers. Anyone who has ever flipped a hamburger, stocked shelves in a grocery store, written copy for an ad agency, driven a delivery truck, worked on a customer service hotline, led a corporation, or done any of the thousands of jobs out there, is a part of this holiday celebration. As you budget for next year, consider instituting a “Labor Day Picnic” or company celebration at your place of business to bring staff together and remind them of their importance, not only to your organization but, to the success of our nation.
Happy Labor Day to the American Workforce!