Mike Rowe Bids Farewell to Dirty Jobs, Looks Forward To The Future [VIDEO]
He says that the support of the fans and the laborers that he had the chance to work with impassioned him to tackle wider issues in the employment sector. "Dirty Jobs became weirdly relevant in ways that no one anticipated," Rowe said, "[and] suddenly, I found myself answering questions about jobs and manufacturing, infrastructure and the skills gap." Since then, Rowe has become a dedicated advocate for the virtues of hard work. He has since launched mikeroweWORKS, given speeches on employment and the economy to congress, and written open letters to both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. While he admits that he will miss his time with Dirty Jobs, he is hopeful about what the future has in store. "Good things are in the works," he said. "Not as dirty perhaps, but exciting nevertheless. I'm looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past."