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Placing a Value on Veterans' Skills

Gary Sinise | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Gary Sinise

Twenty years ago I played a veteran in Forrest Gump and over the years I have been privileged to meet and support many real life Lt. Dans, active duty military, and veterans. They continue to inspire me to encourage our nation to do everything it can to honor and support this generation of veterans.

What San Francisco Can Teach The World About Urban Manufacturing

Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The U.S. has added more than 550,000 new manufacturing jobs since January 2010. After decades of outsourcing overseas, American manufacturing is exper...

WATCH LIVE: Filling The Skills Gap In Manufacturing: The Untapped Resource

Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 3:15pm-4:30pm EST. Econometric work at the Aspen Institute and elsewhere shows that a main barrier to a strong resurgence in the manu...

President's Manufacturing Institutes Are a Good Idea: Now Let's See About the Other 90 Percent

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Dr. Sheldon Schuster

From an educator's perspective, my experience is that on a small scale, a partnership which involves industry, educators and innovative thinking can lead to great things.

Good News For Midwest Manufacturing

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago and the Detroit area stand to reap millions of dollars in federal grants and private sector investment as part of White House...

The Paradox of Africa's Growth

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Obadias Ndaba

Why is Africa's job growth so weak while its economic growth outlook is just fine, even robust? The reasons are structural in nature and three-fold.

Obama's Emerging Network of Little Silicon Valleys -- For Manufacturing

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Obama is right to push for these hubs, little spokes of scientific activity that are developing critical technologies -- because we'll surely need them, as well as more people who understand them.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

Manufacturing Jobs Remain an Imperative -- And We Still Need Millions More

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Right now, with the U.S. manufacturing sector employing less than 10 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, the sector is not even half the size it needs to be for our nation to again have a balanced, high-growth economy.

The Union Needs Growth

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Congress should embrace the positive growth elements of the president's address because our nation needs more positive action, not more partisan bickering.

Manufacturing Continues On a Roll

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

There is a growing movement in our country to buy American. Major retailers are making a big splash out of shifting to domestic suppliers. This movement was a long time in the making, but it is real.

How Manufacturing Got Its Groove Back

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

With the energy sector booming, the auto industry still enjoying healthy organic growth and commercial airplanes being built at breakneck speed these are good times for manufacturing.

Here Be Dragons

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

As we embark upon the New Year, we have the wind at our backs. The economy is growing, manufacturing is strong, housing is on the rebound, unemployment is falling and the stock market is in record territory.

White Men and Their Guns

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions in our national gun control debate. The issue is not whether we should have gun control laws in this country -- or what they should be.

Is There Really Free Career Technical Training?

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

Yes, there is, at least in California. While these types of classes are still being offered to adults over the age of 18, it is now possible to get technical job training and even certification in a variety of careers. Unbelievably, these classes are free in California.

Engineering Is 'Pure Michigan'

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.03.2014 | Detroit
Sarah A. Webster

When it comes to engineering, in particular, few places outrank Michigan, which is heavily bolstered by the automotive industry.

The True Price of Great Holiday Deals

Robert Reich | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

Some manufacturing is coming back to America, to be sure, but not the assembly line jobs that used to be the core of manufacturing employment. Computerized machine tools and robots are doing an increasing portion of the work -- which is why many companies can afford to bring their factories back here. Get it? Technology and globalization are driving the good deals American consumers are getting this holiday season. But the same forces are keeping wages down, and are even on the verge of eliminating many of the low-wage retail and related service jobs many Americans now need to make ends meet. To put it another way, American consumers getting great shopping deals are also American workers on the losing end of those same deals.

Is It Finally Time for Currency Trade Legislation?

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It's time for the president to live up to the spirit of his campaign promises. He should voice his support for this bill and encourage both houses of Congress to attach it to their next major piece of budgetary or fiscal legislation.

A New Persona for Manufacturing

Terry Iverson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Terry Iverson

We need AP Engineering and AP Manufacturing tracks for young people to pursue. These careers needs to be seen as honorable and good careers for tomorrow's young people.

Where Have All the 3D Dreamers Gone?

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

As the manufacturing industry continues to move toward incredibly advanced five-axis machines and robots, the demand for a spatially skilled workforce is growing rapidly.

Making Televisions in America and Watching "I Love Lucy:" Apple, Samsung, and Judge Lucy Koh

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Frank H. Wu

In the Apple v. Samsung patent trial, the lawyers have suddenly started arguing about race. An attorney for the former made a reference in his closing...

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Tickets to a Ball Game

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.

Who's Minding the Store?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

There seems to be a fundamental law of politics that every president who wins a second term soon runs into trouble and spends his final years in office limping along ineffectually or worse ricocheting from one disaster to another.

Reshoring Means More Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

I have seen reports of major league reshoring by Apple, Motorola, General Electric, and others, and we all saw the announcement by Walmart that it will steer billions to U.S. manufacturers, but I have been waiting to see this movement reflected in the economic data.

For Victory: A WWII Pamphlet and a Modern-Day Program Encourage Women in American Manufacturing

Allison Grealis | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Allison Grealis

"Women," the pamphlet concludes, "can be trained to do almost any job you've got." On that point, I agree.