Changing Workforce

Where factory jobs are plentiful, Trump's supporters want better

By Reuters

Jun 22, 2017

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While many politicians, including President Donald Trump, say the United States desperately needs more manufacturing jobs, the small industrial city of Elkhart, IN, has more than enough.

The problem, for many workers here, is one of quality, not quantity.

That’s the case with Brandon Seitz. The rail-thin 32-year-old worked for 12 years on an assembly line at one of the local recreational-vehicle factories that have made Elkhart the RV Capital of the World. The job, Seitz says, nearly wrecked his health.

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