Jobs drain, no gains: 20,000 manufacturing jobs gone so far in 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

The number of manufacturing job losses continues to pile up, with 6,000 jobs lost last month. 

According to Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the 6,000 jobs lost in June brings to 20,000 the number of manufacturing job losses just over the last four months.

During the 2012 campaign, President Obama set a goal of creating one million new manufacturing jobs in his second term.

Paul

"Obviously, that goal is moving further and further away, and we're not making progress towards it," says Paul.

"I thought it was a very achievable goal, and I think there is a bipartisan group in Congress who believes in manufacturing," adds Paul. "But so far it seems to be much more of a campaign promise than any sort of a policy."

Paul adds that it will take at least 23,000 manufacturing jobs created each month for the rest of the term to achieve one million jobs. To do that, Paul says the U.S. needs a manufacturing strategy.

"We don't have a strategy and we haven't seen a strategy come out, a real one from the administration or from Congress, either the Democratic Senate or the Republican House," says Paul. "There is a lot of lip service."

Meanwhile, at a time in which lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing for more advanced degrees and technology, Paul points out that the manufacturing sector is the leading buyer of technology in the United States. 

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