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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.

The Factory Factor: Why Outsourcing and 'Made in America' Could Decide this Election

Scott Paul | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Scott Paul

American manufacturing is like apple pie to American voters: we love it and want more of it regardless of our politics, race, gender, income, or hometown.

An Achievable Onshoring Goal: 4 Million Manufacturing Jobs

innovationandgrowth.wordpress.com | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact

As Obama and Romney debate offshoring, many commentators have pointed out that estimating the total job loss from offshoring is difficult. However,...

Reviving And Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have lost hard-won capacity that will take enormous investment to get back. We lost a large part of our ability to make a living in this world. And now we are feeling the consequences of these losses.

Starbucks As Job Creator

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, June 12 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp on Tuesday will debut the first products in a line of U.S.-made mug...

The End of Work?

Uri Dadush | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Uri Dadush

An educational system that produces relatively few software and mechanical engineers but plenty of high-school dropouts not only sees the price of the former bid up relative to the latter but also encourages manufacturing firms to produce overseas -- while hamburger joints expand profitably at home.

Jobs With The Biggest Talent Shortages

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

The latest report on jobs this Friday is expected to reveal only moderate hiring as around 12.5 million Americans remain jobless. But according to a r...

Responsible Private Equity Investors Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing

Marco Trbovich | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Marco Trbovich

Michael Peck, chairman of Isofoton North America, a 60-year-old Spanish solar firm investing in solar facilities in western Ohio, asserted that having a truly sustainable economy guided by ESG principles means changing how the culture views workers.

Manufacture, Baby, Manufacture?

Evan Soltas | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Evan Soltas

Over the past two decades, the intercept had been largely in negative territory -- normally between -2 and -5, with the severe manufacturing contraction during the 2000 recession seeing a moment in which the intercept hit -15 for the year.

Manufacturing Jobs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

We can make a major dent in the jobless rate by providing unemployed workers with the skills they need to fill an estimated 600,000 vacancies in manufacturing today -- a number that continues to grow.

Detroit Shows Big Job Growth In One Sector

Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

Reversing the trend of the previous decade, Detroit has added more manufacturing jobs in the last two years than all but one other metropolitan area i...

The Rebirth of American Manufacturing

Yul Kwon | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
Yul Kwon

Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.

Manufacturing Companies Considering Moving Jobs Back To U.S. From China, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

Manufacturing work might actually be coming back to America. More than one-third of executives at big manufacturing firms say they're either consid...

The National Manufacturing Strategy Debate

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Obama administration recently describing the vital importance of a healthy manufacturing sector to our economy. But others say promoting manufacturing won't help revive our economy. So what's the story?

Why The New Jobs Are Worse Than The Old Ones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Tavis Smiley

Every month since 2001, the United States has lost an average of 50,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs. Almost seven out of every ten of those lost jobs were in the construction, truck driving, warehouse or other blue-collar sectors.