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PBS NewsHour Piece on Mfg Jobs

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PBS NewsHour recently posed the question "How Many Manufacturing Jobs Can the U.S. Realistically Maintain?"

As President Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers. Watch How Many Manufacturing Jobs Can U.S. Realistically Maintain? on PBS.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 14:43  

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Apprenticeship Trivia

Efforts in the U.S. to create a uniform national apprenticeship system began in the 1920s during the boom days following WWI. At that time, immigration was heavily restricted, so fewer skilled workers came to the U.S. from other countries at a time when industry, especially the construction trades, needed more skilled labor than was available. These efforts would not come to fruition until 1934, in large part due to the crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression.