Tips for Women on Becoming Top Boss
What becomes of the women who graduate with MBAs from Harvard Business School? Do they go on to fulfilling careers? Or, perhaps, do they drop out the workforce when they become mothers?
Is a manufacturing resurgence on the horizon?
With a number of modest policy changes, the United States has the potential to undergo a manufacturing resurgence that would strengthen economic growth, greatly increase employment in the sector, and drive the industry’s portion of the GDP to a level not seen since the end of the last century, according to a recently published forecast model.
Under the model, an econometric forecast by the Aspen Institute and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), employment would grow by 307,000 per year, or an increase of 3.7 million jobs by 2025, compared with essentially flat growth, or just 23,000 workers per year, in the baseline model.
Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Yes, but it’s qualified. A recent Washington DC event – about the state of US manufacturing – provided hope, but speakers pointed out the sector-debilitating issues that need to be immediately addressed. Once these are effectively dealt with, then – maybe – the US will experience the highly touted “manufacturing renaissance.”
Manufacturing: Will Recent Expansion Last?
The Institute for Supply Management™ reports that manufacturing recently saw an increase in activity. Will this become a trend?
According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December 2012, following a month of contraction.