Dickies® is hosting its 17th annual American Worker of the Year contest, which seeks out committed, hard working people who take leadership and responsibility seriously and go the extra mile to get the job done.
Workwear providerDickies® is hosting its 17th annual "American Worker of the Year"
contest, which seeks out committed, hard working people who take leadership and
responsibility seriously and go the extra mile to get the job done. This year’s
contest wants to help restore faith and the belief in the American dream,
following a recent study that showed many working-class Americans feel they are
Workers can enter the contest by
submitting a photo and brief essay to illustrate how they represent the ideals
of a true, hard working American. Stories from workers across the country will
appear online for weekly voting and to pay tribute to the nominees. Previous
American Worker of the Year honorees have included an oil field roughneck,
farmers, builders, teachers, an electrical lineman and soldiers.
findings from a national Omnibus survey show that while Americans have pride in
and recognize the dedication of the working class, 72% of those surveyed feel
the working class is underappreciated. Moreover, 3 in 10 adults no longer
believe in the American dream. The survey also showed 90% of Americans strongly
agree “I am proud of the work I do,” yet the economy has caused nearly
one-third of adults to lose faith in working hard to get ahead.
will recognize weekly winners and six finalists before a grand prize winner is
named American Worker of the Year this fall. Contestants receiving the highest
number of votes in a given week will be named Worker of the Week and receive
customized Dickies garments. Six finalists will be selected by a panel of judges
and will each receive $10,000 and a trip for two to the PBR World Finals, where
the contest winner will be revealed on Oct. 30, 2009.
for the 2009 American Worker of the Year are accepted until June 30, 2009.
For more information, visitwww.americanworkeroftheyear.com.