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Labor Day 2013: Retooling Our Labor Force

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Labor Day is upon us once again and once again the picture for new entrants to the labor force is dismal if they do not possess a tool kit of advanced skills.

An Early Leader of the Great Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

If there ever was one single corporate executive who believed in a renaissance of American manufacturing, and who was determined to make it happen, it was surely my good friend Richard E. Dauch who tragically passed away on August 2.

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

Obama's Amazon Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

The President will be speaking about rebuilding America's middle class from the depths of an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee. His message and the site from which he'll deliver it are dissonant, given Amazon's prominence as a massive importer and employer of temporary workers.

Manufacturing: A Pathway to Prosperity

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Whether it's the Krups you use for your morning coffee, the garage door you close with the touch of a button, or the computer you log onto that signif...

No More Detroits

Scott Paul | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business
Scott Paul

If our leaders take certain lessons to heart -- and voters demand this change -- we can adopt policies that will grow exports, rebuild the middle class and put us on a path to a better fiscal position.

The Sword of Damocles

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama should have first taken on the admittedly tough challenge of reining in health care costs before he attempted to extend health insurance to everyone.

One Million New Factory Jobs?

Scott Paul | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

In President Obama's nomination acceptance speech, he promised to create one million new domestic manufacturing jobs by the end of his second term. The president can fulfill his campaign pledge, if he meant it. We're willing to help.

Making Career Training Soup From Stones

Bradley W. Johnson | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Bradley W. Johnson

It seems like every day there is a new story on how our higher education system is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. While rising tuition c...

Small Steps to Revive Industry in the U.S.

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Bobby Grajewski

For American manufacturing to resurge in this competitive global market, handcrafted niche products are an essential pillar that needs to be developed. With cheaper foreign alternatives this will be no easy task, but it is not impossible.

A Life-Changing Technology Revolution

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

You've probably heard about 3D printing, where an item is built, layer by layer, by a printer based on a digital model. Conceptually, these so-called printers work in a similar way to the sci-fi transporter in the Star Trek series, materializing things into matter one particle and layer at a time.

Dave Jamieson

The Obama Jobs Goal That's Quickly Imploding

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

On the campaign trail last year, President Barack Obama laid out a specific jobs goal that he said would help rebuild the country's struggling middle ...

Manufacturing Is Going (to New) Places: And What That Means About Jobs

Mark Tomlinson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Mark Tomlinson

More than two thirds of manufacturers are having difficulty finding skilled employees. We cannot stand by hoping someone else will solve our skills gap crisis. Industry, government and educators need to work together to implement solutions that work.

Zero Manufacturing Jobs Added -- Zero

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama set a goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Last month we added zero. Not one. Nada. Zip. We did add low-wage jobs, though. Maybe we can talk about a national manufacturing strategy now?

A Real Manufacturing Resurgence

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The reality on the ground is that U.S. manufacturing is today giving a good account of itself, but with sensible incentives, it could do much more.

Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jerry Jasinowski

I am sometimes inclined to hyperbole when describing the creative genius of American manufacturers, but the reality on the shop floor outpaces my ability to capture in words what our factory wizards are actually achieving.

Workforce Training

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.08.2013 | Small Business
Jerry Jasinowski

An even greater problem is the widespread misperception among young people that manufacturing is grimy, tedious work that offers little upside potential. That may have been true a generation ago, but it is not true today.

We Know Where the Jobs Are

Mark Tomlinson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Mark Tomlinson

The fact is there are hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs available right now, but they remain unfilled because employers can't find workers with the right skills. Those employers are America's manufacturers.

How A Flailing 108-Year-Old Business Made A Comeback

Forbes | Meghan Casserly | Posted 03.20.2013 | Small Business

This article originally appeared on Forbes. Like so many small business owners, 2008 was the hardest year of Jen Guarino’s life. After moving to ...

Tales of Leadership

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 04.20.2013 | Technology
Jerry Jasinowski

These are two fascinating life stories by two visionaries, and I found them especially interesting in terms of their unique approaches to leadership. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in the dynamics of organizational leadership, either in the private or the public sector.

Getting Serious About U.S. Manufacturing - Again

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

As bad as the Great Recession might have been for manufacturing, it's had a fascinating silver lining for the image of manufacturing, which not too long ago felt like a lost cause.

The Audacity of Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Some pundits assert that in doing so he was taking his eye off the ball. We would argue quite the contrary. Putting jobs and wages in the direct line of sight is exactly what needs to be done to move the economy forward in a manner that benefits the middle class and average Americans.

Business Groups Gear Up For Fight Over Obama Agenda

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business

* Small businesses push back on $9/hr minimum wage * Energy plan makes no mention of electric vehicles By Ben Berkowitz ...

Jobs Are Open Right Now

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifEaster Seals provides a transitional employment opportunity to participants to allow them to earn wages while in training, but to also learn/demonstrate the crucial employability skills that employers are seeking.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?