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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.?

Are You There, Washington? It's Me, the Shrinking Economy

Scott Paul | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Scott Paul

It means a lot of transactions lost; a lot of contracts unsigned; a lot of economic activity that never took place. So what happened?

Manufacturing: How Women Can Help Spark a Troubled Industry

Karin Lindner | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Karin Lindner

How can we change the current misperception that manufacturing is not a career opportunity that women would want to pursue? How can we attract female leadership?

Modern Manufacturing

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I have never been as excited about the prospects for U.S. manufacturing as I am today. We are entering a new era -- a new golden age of amazing modern manufacturing.

Obama's Heaviest Lift

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Have you ever wondered why it's become almost a hobby of billionaires to scapegoat our public schools for the widening inequality of our society? The answer is that if the problem is schools, then we don't have to think about all the other drivers of inequality. And if we can weaken a public institution along the way, so much the better. The fact is that in the late 1990s, when we had full employment, inequality narrowed and people at the bottom made the biggest gains. And we had the same schools; in fact, the test scores and graduation rates were worse back then than the ones we have today. In the 1950s and 1960s, when we had strong unions and near-full employment, the society became more equal. Face it, we could improve our test scores, and send everyone to college, but until we address the other sources of inequality, we will just have more frustrated graduates.

Why Onshoring High-tech Manufacturing Jobs Makes Economic Sense

Linda Mayer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Linda Mayer

The shift toward electronics and other high-tech products requires different facilities and skill sets than the U.S. employed in its manufacturing heyday. And as a country we need to portray manufacturing as an attractive, stable career.

Manufacturing America's Future

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Once upon a time, America was the world's factory. That time will never come again. But, recent results and research indicate that factories and products will and must play a pivotal role in manufacturing America's future.

Turning Employment Training on Its Ear

Easter Seals TriState | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Easter Seals TriState

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifRather than spending time and resources bringing a new employee up to speed or taking a chance on an unproven job seeker, manufacturers who hire Easter Seals TriState graduates can hit the ground running with a new employee.

The Robot Revolution

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The fact is, manufacturing in the U.S. has been moving away from labor intensive work processes for many years. Advancing robot technology will heighten demand for highly skilled labor.

Dave Jamieson

The Road Forward: Employment Problems Loom Over Obama's Second Term | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On election night in Chicago two months ago, President Barack Obama triumphantly pledged to fight for a middle class he'd appealed to re...

Manufacturing Reshoring

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

While the immediate prospects of the U.S. economy are bleak, and nothing happening in Washington suggests an early improvement, there is more than ample reason to believe our economy can look forward to better times in the not too distant future.

Lost Manufacturing Jobs: Good Riddance?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Before we accept the loss of many low skilled manufacturing jobs as a major negative for the U.S. and that it should be halted and perhaps even reversed, it is important to put it in the context of what we know about the social impact of simple, repetitive work.

Boom Turns To Bust For Wind Industry

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Wind developers around the country are racing to get their wind farms tested and running before the federal wind production tax credit expires Tuesday...

Manufacturers Must Provide Stable Jobs To Attract Needed Workers

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

When manufacturers have hundreds of thousands available jobs and nobody to fill them, during a period of high unemployment, the crisis is obvious. There's just not enough people to get the job done.

Product Engineering Design Can Bring American Engineering Back Home: Little by Little, 'Made in America' Is Better for Business

Chris Massot | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Chris Massot

Bringing manufacturing back to America, and therefore creating more jobs for our citizens has nothing to do with politics in my mind. Rather, it has more to do with good old American ingenuity and ambition.

Skills Gap Crisis: From Students to the Unemployed to Current Workers

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

It's enough to make one wonder: Have we workers really gotten this sloppy? If so, what does that mean for our future?