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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

No. 1 Lesson in Competitiveness: Get Back to Basics

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Any nation that can't provide the basics, such as an educated workforce, especially in STEM fields, surely stands to lose out in this globally competitive economy.

Economic Reality Marries Age-Old Idea -- Apprenticeships -- With College

| Christopher Connell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TACOMA, Wash. -- Five-foot-two Jesica Bush exudes confidence, whether she's scribbling not...

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...