July 2010

Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing is a process that uses human and machine labor to build (and sell) items for a profit. The process generally takes raw, unfinished materials and turns them into finished items that can be sold. The jobs created by manufacturing goods have historically provided stable, well paying, and productive employment. In recent years, however, manufacturing jobs have become more and more scarce due to advances in technology (requiring less human labor), and the export of manufacturing jobs to other countries (while the economy of the United States becomes more of a "service" economy).