What manufacturing can do for people who choose to work hard

My colleague, John Clark, wrote an interesting blog based on an article in Salon.com called “No, manufacturing jobs won’t revive the economy.” I read the article as well. Two plastics companies, Nypro and Atrium Medical, were cited by the article’s author, Livia Gershon.

The author talked to a number of different types of workers in her quest to understand manufacturing – but many of them were assembly workers. Depending on who the author spoke with, pay varied from $8 an hour for some of the lesser or semi-skilled workers to $15 for a quality inspector. The skill level seemed to be the key....

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