Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama touted the benefits of foreign companies investing in U.S. businesses, declaring that the U.S. is “open for business.” A new study shows that foreign companies that have made investments in the United States have had an “outsized impact” on the American economy. Read more
Data shows that organized labor in the manufacturing industry has been on the decline for years. Yet questions remain as to why. Is it because unions are outdated and irrelevant to today’s business environment? Or is it the result of companies threatening and intimidating workers? Read more
As the U.S. manufacturing industry struggles to find fresh talent, retaining and rewarding existing workers becomes increasingly important. While there are many ways to keep staff engaged and happy, one often-neglected method is the performance review process. Read more
Apprentice programs can help mitigate the effects of the the nation’s skills gap and move the country ahead of global competition, says Siemens CEO and President Eric Spiegel.
Post-secondary education helps keep the nation competitive in the global marketplace, but a panel of experts who spoke at The Close It Summit this week agreed that better collaboration is needed between schools and businesses to produce talent with the right job skills.
A group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate are attempting to rally bipartisan support for a legislative umbrella containing dozens of bills designed to strengthen the manufacturing sector and create jobs in the industry. Read more
The health care mandates under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have posed a challenge for small manufacturing businesses that look to or are hoping to expand. In response, many staffing firms are stepping up to offer specialized services that can help the businesses save money while complying with the law. Read more