Manufacturing jobs are still limited, despite recent gains

04/19/2010 | Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.)

The manufacturing sector has started to help the U.S. climb out of the recession, but employment in the industry fell by about 400,000 jobs per year over the past decade, a trend that is likely to continue, some experts say. They note that many laid-off workers have started to learn new trades. For example, Phil Latshaw began working as a truck driver after he was laid off from his production job at Caterpillar in Indiana.

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