Changing Workforce / Workforce Development

The way Americans think about blue-collar manufacturing work is a bigger threat than robots

By CNBC

Jul 17, 2019

Nick Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on, is worried about the future of manufacturing work in America—not because of all the obsessive talk of industrial robots wiping out jobs and the impact of a trade war. Instead, Pinchuk sees a much bigger problem for the future of blue-collar jobs than sound bites at a time when 500,000 jobs remain open in the sector: Too many Americans don’t want to do the work themselves.

Robots are increasingly being used by Snap-On in its operations, but the company that employs 12,600 has not laid off an employee since before the Great Recession began.

Read the full story, "The way Americans think about blue-collar manufacturing work is a bigger threat than robots," at cnbc.com. 

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