Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
Jim Guiltinan, a Technical Support Representative from Los Angeles, lost his job that he had held for four years when it and roughly eighty other jobs in his department were outsourced to a company in the Philippines. Jim is fighting back against outsourcing by launching a search engine of American owned, operated, and supplied businesses.
Jim's reaction to his job being outsourced was to create and launch a search engine that allows searching for businesses by various criteria, and that displays a percentage of American citizen ownership, a percentage of American citizen employees, and a percentage of American business suppliers for each business listed in the search engine. There are other search criteria that are of value, such as finding businesses and suppliers that have special consideration with the Federal government, including small business owners that are disadvantaged, that are military service-disabled veterans, and that are women.
The site acts as a "nation-wide chamber of commerce" by incorporating social networking features as well. This new search engine is located at http://americanbusinessweb.com. There is no charge to create an account and list a business or to use the site.
Jim's bold, two-fold mission for American Business Web:
1. To improve the US economy, with a directory and search engine of American businesses that encourages American businesses to find other American businesses that become their suppliers, that encourages American businesses to hire American citizens, and that encourages consumers to buy products and services from American businesses.
2. By incorporating social networking features, a second mission is to strengthen local communities with local business support of charitable causes, and by providing business to business virtual and in-person networking opportunities, etc, in a nation-wide "chamber of commerce" manner.
American Business Web defines an "American" business as one that is owned and operated by American citizens to one degree or another, as measured by percentages, and also as a business that is supplied by other "American" businesses to one degree or another, also measured by a percentage. Consumers and business buyers can use the search engine to help decide who to do business with, and businesses that hire American employees, such as American manufacturers who have moved jobs from overseas back to the USA, can promote their percentages by listing their business in the search engine.