The general public's perception about manufacturing isn't the whole picture.
CNBC said that robots aren't really the problem. They reported, "Instead, Pinchuk sees a much bigger problem for the future of blue-collar jobs than sound bites at a time when 500,000 jobs remain open in the sector: Too many Americans don’t want to do the work themselves."
Parents don't want their kids to go into manufacturing, blue collar work has a negative stigma, and the industry overall needs to show how it has changed. The manufacturing industry is a great career move and has a lot of open positions these days!
Nick Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on, is worried about the future of manufacturing work in America—not because of all the obsessive talk of industrial robots wiping out jobs and the impact of a trade war.Pinchuk noted a Snap-On factory in Tennessee where robot output was doubled, but the work continues to require human intervention and upskilling.Read More