It's Labor Day and jobs are on the minds of many.
Monday's annual Labor Day parade brought families and friends together.
"We came out here to see the parade with our kids for the first time. They're excited. They love the trucks and the loud noises and they are kind of hoping for some candy I think," said Brian Crnkovich of Gates.
"All these guys get together and work all year long. It's a good chance for us to let our hair down and thank each other for working with each other," said Stephen Stetzel of Rochester.
Labor Day is a holiday that recognizes hard working people, but this year the parade was not the only thing on everybody's mind.
Stephen Stetzel has worked for the Painters Local Union for the past 18 years. He says things have changed drastically.
"For the first 15 years I didn't lose a minute, in fact I was working overtime, and in the last few years, I have been losing a lot of hours. As a matter of a fact, last year, I only had 1,100 hours which is tough to feed your family on when you are use to a good pay check and all of a sudden there is no work," said Stetzel.
On this Labor Day, the message was clear. America wants to work. Stop exporting jobs.
"Another thing that bothered me was that our Olympic team uniforms were made by the Chinese. Now that has to happen because someone allowed that to happen and if we had a real president, he would have not allowed that. It was like a slap to American workers if you ask me," said Stetzel.
"I think we are all concerned about the economy and the state we are in. We are so far in debt, we have never been like this ever, and it's a worrisome for our children and grandchildren," said Marion Strait of Rochester.
"How long is it going to go on before we are all on the unemployment line?" said William Blaesi of Irondequoit.
The Democratic National Convention takes place in Charlotte this week. People hope the topic of job creation is a key focus.