OPINION: Unskilled and Unable – Why Donald Trump’s Great Jobs Promise is a Lie
The USA has serious problems with recruiting, training and retaining suitable factory workers. Michael Pascoe explains.
For all the turmoil marking the first weeks of President Trump, the big boot is yet to drop. That’s when the angry heartland realises the factory jobs aren’t coming back, no matter what Trump promised.
It will take time for that realisation to dawn on Trump’s followers. Minor events, such as the 700 Carrier jobs, will be well-publicised PR stunts and the overall employment picture will tend to overshadow what’s specifically happening in manufacturing. Continue reading