Moving Manufacturing Jobs
by Kayla Eddy
I found an interesting article online the other day via the Alliance for American Manufacturing's blog. The article is especially fascinating with the 2016 elections right around the corner.
I was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina, one of the country's biggest furniture manufacturing towns. The post really hits close to home because it discusses the changing face of manufacturing jobs.
“As the presidential campaign heads into Ohio and other midwestern states, candidates on both sides of the aisle are talking up manufacturing job loss and trade. The candidates say they'll bring back jobs from overseas...”
A companion article
from Jeff Bonoir discusses the practical ways manufacturing jobs could be brought back to the United States. Personally, I would much rather buy locally and pay the higher price for a product knowing it was made right here in the good ol’ US of A. I appreciate products made locally more than I do products made in another country. I also appreciate the jobs that are provided for local residents, and the opportunities that come alongside.
I’m looking forward to seeing which candidates will follow through with their promises and/or ideas on how to keep manufacturers domestic.