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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