As manufacturers in the United States recalculate and compare the total costs of operating offshore, some are beginning to bring production back to the states. If the trend continues, as experts believe, reshoring could generate millions of new manufacturing jobs over the rest of the decade.
Encouraging foreign companies to invest and create more jobs in America was the central message this week at the Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, where President Barack Obama addressed 1,000 business leaders from about 60 countries.
With approximately 34,000 U.S. troops set to return from Afghanistan by 2014, scores of veterans will soon be on the hunt for civilian jobs. While unemployment for recent veterans fell last year, other reports paint a different picture for women veterans, who are struggling to find jobs that match their skills. Read more
During his second campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to boost the economy by creating one million manufacturing jobs by 2016. To track this effort, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) launched the AA meter, which reveals the industry’s progress on a monthly basis. How are we doing so far? Read more