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Welders, America Needs You

Welders, America Needs You

On a recent afternoon, 17 students sit in a classroom in Troy, Ohio, doing trigonometry. For several hours, they figure out tangents and cosines, tapping away at their calculators to find the distance of a line, the degree of an angle, … Continued

Smaller Rewards In A Service Economy

Smaller Rewards In A Service Economy

Ironic, that a long and detailed article about the replacement of high-paying manufacturing jobs with low-paying service jobs ends up being a sales pitch for service ads.  A recent piecein The Motley Fool  web publication showed how U.S. economic changes have seen manufacturers flee (ordown-pay*) while … Continued

Industries Hiring The Most People In Canada, March 2013

Industries Hiring The Most People In Canada, March 2013

Statistics Canada’s latest payroll report shows earnings grew 3.1 per cent on average over the year to March, 2013. Average weekly earnings of non-farm payroll employees were $915 in March, up 0.7 per cent from the previous month. The report also … Continued

Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices

Microsoft and Foxconn Parent Hon Hai Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome Devices

REDMOND, Wash. — April 16, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, signed a worldwide patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for devices running the Android and Chrome OS, including smartphones, … Continued

Smart Manufacturing vs. Robots: Why America’s Manufacturers May Have a Bigger Image Problem than They Thought

Smart Manufacturing vs. Robots: Why America’s Manufacturers May Have a Bigger Image Problem than They Thought

When asked to describe the impact on the economy of modernizing factories with advanced technology and automation, nearly two-thirds of Americans told pollsters that it either made no difference or actually hurt the economy, according to a report by The Wall Street … Continued