According to business contributor Rebecca Harris, rumors of American manufacturing's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
The manufacturing industry in the United States is growing in a very real way, contributing roughly $1.74 trillion to the US GDP on an annual basis for the past several years and continuing to grow. According to Harris, many large name American companies, including GE and Whirlpool, are actually bringing parts of their manufacturing operations back to the US, thereby adding even more manufacturing jobs and openings. Over the past 3 years, manufacturers have added roughly 500,000 new jobs to their operations.
Harris adds that the manufacturing sector isn't close to slowing down. There are still vacant jobs to fill. The only problem is finding well-trained laborers to fill it.