U.S. manufacturers will create more than 3 million job openings over the next decade – but two million of these future jobs could go unfilled. “If we’re not able to ensure a skilled workforce and a steady supply of skilled workers for manufacturers in this country, then [companies will] either go out of business or be forced to look elsewhere.” – Gardner Carrick of the Manufacturing Institute
About Anne Kim
Anne is Vice President of Domestic Policy at the Progressive Policy Institute and a contributing editor at the Washington Monthly.
Entries by Anne Kim
The secret to the success of Michele’s Granola is more than a great product. Also instrumental was a little-known, decades-old government initiative – the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program – aimed at helping small and medium-sized manufacturers grow.
The scope and speed of cyber attacks show just how interconnected and fragile the infrastructure of global commerce is. It’s a vulnerability that criminals are all too eager to exploit: cybercrime is a booming international business.
Higher education is fast becoming one of the world’s leading “exports.” Many people may not think of education as an “export,” but when an international student comes to the United States, for example, the monies spent on tuition, fees and living expenses are considered “exports” of education services.
Driverless trucks will someday revolutionize shipping, with the potential to lower costs and improve safety. But what will happen to trucking jobs?
Shortly after his election in November, President-elect Donald Trump announced he made good on one of the promises of his campaign – to save jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana that had been slated to move to Mexico. Trump’s announcement was great news for the Carrier employees who are keeping their jobs but it also perpetuates some misconceptions about where companies choose to locate and why and what it takes to bring back jobs to the United States.
Countries often use a variety of tactics to give their home-grown companies a leg up over foreign competitors, like requiring “skirts” on lawnmowers of competitors. These are non-tariff barriers.
Politicians critical of trade and globalization often point to the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs as proof positive of America’s dwindling economic might.
On the third floor of a nondescript office building in a busy commercial strip in College Park, Maryland, foreign-owned start-ups can get a boost at the Maryland International Incubator
While anti-trade rhetoric has been a regular feature of the U.S. political landscape, opinion polls show that Americans are not in fact generally opposed to trade or trade agreements with other nations.