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Best way to tackle growing unemployment = Keeping manufacturing in your country

Posted by Bert Maes on February 3, 2010


A recent GALLUP poll finds that Americans think the “best way to address the problem of growing unemployment in the United States [is] … to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.”

The top prescriptions for creating more jobs are

  1. keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. (18%)
  2. lower taxes (14%)
  3. provide more help to small businesses (12%)
  4. create more infrastructure work (10%)
  5. reducing government regulations on business (7%)
  6. creating more green jobs (6%)
  7. providing more federal stimulus funding (4%)
  8. and implementing more pro-“buy American” policies (4%)

Many Americans see protectionism and tax cuts as ways to create jobs. I will not do any political statements here. But what I experience daily is that EDUCATION will be key to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S. or in any other nation:

A leading incentive for offshoring is ‘race for talent’… IBM has built a new research center in Shanghai, China, because of the rich pool of science and engineering talent in China… [READ MORE]

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