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This Is What We're Up Against

Two articles have caught my eye in recent days that point out the weird disconnect between the crummy employment numbers and the fact that some manufacturers are going begging for employees. Both are from the New York Times.

#APW10 Twitter Update 1

9:41 a.m. #APW10 Santacana announces intent to build new $90 m high voltage cable factory in USA. Site select by Q3 and online by 2012.

Grant Thornton surveys Manufacturing CFOs #pauto #manufacturing #mfg

 What Manufacturing Chief Financial Officers Have to Say

A Concentration of Minds

It's interesting to watch an idea come of age. I've been covering manufacturing of one sort or another for more years than I'm usually prepared to admit to, and from the beginning, about once a year, someone would come up and say, "You know, you really oughta do a story...

And now for some good news...Conference Board says its Employment Trends Index continues to improve

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI)™

ISA has big win with Congress raising the image of automation in manufacturing

From ISA Past President Kim Miller-Dunn:

Would you want your kid to do this job?

A while back (in 2006) I wrote an editorial titled "Would you want your kid to do this job?" If you want to re-read it, or read it now for the first time, here's the URL:

FOUR FACTORS MUST OCCUR TO END RECESSION, BEGIN REBOUND, SAYS ECONOMIST FROM MANUFACTURING SECTOR

From his mouth to God's ear, FMA economic analyst Chris Kuehl sees an uptrend in manufacturing before the end of 2009.