American Manufacturing Jobs Rebounding via Forbes

31 Oct

I came across a post in Forbes about a week ago, and it makes some good points and helps put a couple of things in perspective.

What I found really interesting was the note from BCG about the “skills shortage” in America that would “prevent” manufacturing jobs from coming back to the US.  I had previously read a lot about it (and I think even reposted something about it on here a while back), but this is the first time that I had seen it with an eye on localization and as a percentage of overall skilled manufacturing jobs across the country.  If BCG’s numbers are right, then the skills shortage seems more like a temporary speed bump instead of a concrete wall.

“BCG estimates that the U.S. is short some 80,000 to 100,000 highly skilled manufacturing workers. That shortage represents less than 1 percent of the nation’s 11.5 million manufacturing workers and less than 8 percent of its 1.4 million highly skilled manufacturing workers. What’s more, only seven states—six of which are in the bottom quartile of U.S. state manufacturing output—show significant or severe skills gaps. The shortages are local, not nationwide, in nature and reflect imbalances driven by both location and job classes.”

Click here for the full post.

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One Response to “American Manufacturing Jobs Rebounding via Forbes”

  1. Scott Martin November 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    This is not because Obama is doing a good job. It is because people are beginning to get the point. We have to buy American to have the jobs to buy anything!

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