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Policymakers Must Support the Mantra 'American Made'

Richard P. Michalski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Richard P. Michalski

We must invest in the American workforce and continue to fund research to stay ahead of our competitors -- and our enemies. The only way America will continue to lead in the aerospace industry is if we continue to stay ahead of our global competitors.

No U.S. Skills Gap? Really?

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.03.2013 | Small Business
Sarah A. Webster

Seventy-four percent of respondents in one survey indicated that workforce shortages or skills deficiencies in skilled production roles are having a significant impact on their ability to expand operations or improve productivity.

A Turkey Without a Pardon: Bidding Farewell to Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.21.2013 | TV
Mike Rowe

I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but we stuck to the mission statement. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was, as they say, a very good run. To everyone, thanks very much.

Elections Have Consequences -- and Carry Messages

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The recent elections clearly showed that in the minds of the electorate it's past time to restore vibrancy to the middle class and restore for all citizens the American Dream of equal opportunity, economic advance and fair employment.

Beer After A Hard Day's Work A Dying Tradition

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 10 (Reuters) - A tattooed man with a goatee shakes five dice in a black cup, slams it down on the ba...

Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance

Willy Shih | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Willy Shih

Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have named jobs, and specifically manufacturing jobs, as a priority. But it is unclear whether either candidate appreciates the key reason to preserve and grow manufacturing in America.

The 'Rust Belt' Is the Future

Jeremy Hobson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Jeremy Hobson

Obama and Romney are flying in and out of cities like Cleveland so often, they probably recognize the baggage handlers at the airport. I just hope they hang around long enough to see what I discovered: The Rust Belt is our future. And not in a bad way.

The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jolie Bensen

Beyond just suggesting that consumers buy more American-made goods or that we adjust our trade deficit, but logistically speaking, how can manufacturing really save our country? How does this create more jobs and stimulate the economy, exactly?

Manufacturing: The New Reality: A Lack of Skill but No Lack of Excuses

Karin Lindner | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Karin Lindner

How many people in our workforce today do you think possess more talent, skill, creativity and intelligence than their current job requires or even allows? Does it make sense to you that we have to do more with less, yet the majority of people are still seen as bodies instead of brains?

On Manufacturing Day, An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Today marks the official launch of a new annual "Manufacturing Day," an initiative sponsored by public and private organizations to highlight the critically important role the manufacturing sector plays in our economy.

Back to School, Back to Work: How to Get Ahead in Manufacturing (Video)

Ray Prendergast | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Ray Prendergast

College-level education is increasingly important, and workers need to keep their skills sharp and career moving by mastering the latest technologies.

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

Bill Clinton Was Right That Dems Create More Jobs Than GOPers -- and Here's the Scoreboard for Good Jobs Making Real Things

Colin Gordon | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Colin Gordon

Since World War II, Democratic administrations have, on average, added between 160,000 and 250,000 manufacturing jobs each year they have been in office. Republican administrations have lost manufacturing jobs at about the same rate.

Obama Camp Ad: Romney Never Stood Up To China, He Sent Them Jobs

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign is out with a new television advertisement, airing in key swing states, that pushes back strongly on Mitt Romney's s...

Romney Campaign Ad Accuses Obama Of Failing American Manufacturing

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is out with a new television ad attacking President Barack Obama for failing to crack down on China for unfair trade practices and accusin...

Labor Day: Changing our Attitudes

Alan Uke | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Alan Uke

We need to change our attitudes about what kind of products we buy, and what kind of jobs are good enough for our children. We need to have a serious national discussion on the role of manufacturing and industry in creating national wealth and stability.

High-Tech Manufacturing: This Is What Success Looks Like

Ray Prendergast | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Ray Prendergast

The ongoing debate about America's jobs crisis often focuses on the millions of people who are unemployed, and how public policy might better serve them and help close the "skills gap."

Dave Jamieson

Workers Facing Bain-Induced Pain Blast Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Whatever she thought she'd do with her vacation this year, Joanne Penniston didn’t expect to find herself in a parking lot-turned-enc...

America's Manufacturing Boom Could Be a Bust Without Right Education

Ray Prendergast | Posted 10.22.2012 | College
Ray Prendergast

It's time for us as a nation to let go of the past and look to the future of manufacturing. Today's manufacturing jobs require specialized skills -- and workers with the right training are in high demand.

Looking for a Job?

Joan Michelson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

Looking for a job? Between 1 and 3 million new U.S. manufacturing jobs are being created in the energy field over the next 5 to 10 years.

INFOGRAPHIC: When More Leads To Less

Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

US manufacturing output has risen significantly since it hit rock bottom in 2009, with a 20 percent growth over the past three years. But manufacturin...

A Mission to Self-Destruct: America's Culture of Imports

Alan Uke | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business
Alan Uke

In America, younger generations have been brought up in a culture of "free trade," where the pervasive attitude is that "industry doesn't matter." A culture of imports dominates.

Small Businesses Struggle To Find Skilled Workers

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.26.2012 | Small Business

A good man is hard to find, some women say. For small business owners, the lament also applies to good workers. Roughly one in three small business...

Dave Jamieson

Minding The Gap: Getting The Right Workers Into The Right Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

America remains in the midst of an unemployment crisis. Despite private-sector job gains in recent months, nearly 13 million people are still looking ...

Made In America: States And Businesses Can Restore American Manufacturing

Haley Barbour | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business
Haley Barbour

Some have given up on American industry, saying manufacturing jobs are not coming back. Business leaders beg to differ, evidenced by growing efforts at reshoring and a recommitment to the "Made in America" label.