Manufacturing Jobs / Changing Workforce / Supply Chain Management

President Trump pledged to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Here's where things stand today.

By The New York Times

Aug 14, 2019

Harry Moser, the founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, praised Mr. Trump’s efforts to bring jobs and investment back to the United States, but said the president’s trade fights appeared to have undercut those efforts last year.

“We are pleased with the over 50 percent surge in reshoring jobs announced in 2017 and the record number of companies announcing reshoring jobs in 2018,” said Mr. Moser, whose group advocates measures to bring back five million factory jobs.

But he said efforts to draw investment and jobs to the United States were less successful in 2018 than 2017 because of a stronger dollar, which makes American products more expensive in foreign markets, as well as “uncertainty from the tariffs, dysfunction in Washington and the increasing skilled-workforce shortage.”

Read the full story, "Trump's push to bring back jobs to U.S. shows limited results," at nytimes.com. 

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