Across the U.S., manufacturing opportunities continue to proliferate, potentially providing jobs with excellent pay and strong benefits to plenty of workers in a variety of regions.
Over the past few years, as massive quantities of manufacturing jobs have been re-shored and created across the U.S., the subject of the so-called skills gap has become a major talking point both within the industry and among lawmakers.
Advanced manufacturing is coming back to the U.S. in many forms, continuing a trend seen over the past few years.
The Missouri state legislature recently voted to reverse a planned minimum wage increase, and prohibited municipalities from increasing their own minimum wages above the state's level.
With so many states and municipalities now considering higher minimum wages and better mandated benefits for workers, it's no surprise that more are starting to follow the same path.
Across the U.S., the number of manufacturing jobs that have been created or reshored in recent years has been significant.
For some time now, there has been a persistent rumor that Southeastern Wisconsin would become home to a massive plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn.For some time now, there has been a persistent rumor that Southeastern Wisconsin would become home to a massive plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn.For some time now, there has been a persistent rumor that Southeastern Wisconsin would become home to a massive plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn.For some time now, there has been a persistent rumor that Southeastern Wisconsin would become home to a massive plant for the electronics manufacturer Foxconn.
The political will to raise the federal minimum wage significantly in the years ahead has increased in recent years, to the point that it is now expected to be a major plank in Democrats' platform in the 2018 Congressional elections, and beyond.
Across the U.S., the manufacturing skills gap has been a major point of concern for companies large and small, as many have job openings but not enough well-trained workers available to fill them.
The reshoring of large amounts of manufacturing jobs over the past few years has come in all different shapes and sizes.
Over the past few years, the "skills gap" in the manufacturing industry has become more apparent to companies across the U.S., as they struggled to find workers qualified to fill whatever open positions they might have had.
While the manufacturing industry has made a fairly strong comeback in recent years, experts also point out that this recovery hasn't been as strong as it probably should have been.
The manufacturing industry has largely been in hiring mode for some time now, and that is apparently a trend that's not likely to change much in the months ahead.
While a large and growing number of cities and states across the country are focused on bringing higher minimum wages to their most vulnerable workers, lawmakers in Missouri have an opposite goal.
One state where manufacturing jobs have made a particularly strong comeback in the past few years is Tennessee, where thanks to its proximity to many other populous regions, more major companies are setting up shop once again.
One of the big challenges the manufacturing industry has faced in its recent renaissance is that many younger people in particular may not have the desire to get into the field that their older counterparts once did.
As the manufacturing industry makes its comeback in many parts of the country, one place where it has unsurprisingly flourished is cities where there has been a long tradition of success in the sector.
Across the U.S., the manufacturing industry has made a significant comeback in recent years.
Workplace safety has always been a vital part of the manufacturing business and the good news for workers and companies alike is that this focus is only increasing as time goes on.
California is one of many states where lawmakers saw the need to increase the minimum wage and acted accordingly.