As I’ve been posting for a couple of years now, American companies are bringing back their manufacturing from China and elsewhere in droves. They’ve realized that improvements in American technology, dropping prices, and just good, old, U.S. of A. know-how have made off-shoring not only unnecessary but counter-productive. Now Google has joined the trend with their new Glass Internet glasses product.
The only question now is can America handle the work load? There are still 50,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs here because CNC-trained, programmers and operators are needed, not machinists operating obsolete equipment. Vo-techs, community colleges, and U.S. manufacturers themselves are trying to educate new workers as fast as they can. The Obama administration’s manufacturing initiative would help a lot but is getting blocked by the Republicans who insist on doing everything they can to keep America’s economy from improving in order to sway the coming election.