Factory Automation The Focus Of New Million Energy Dept. Funding

December 26th, 2016 by Tina Casey  When President-elect Donald Trump took credit for keeping Carrier factory jobs in Indiana, the victory came with a major downside. Carrier is still sending hundreds of jobs to Mexico, and a top executive in its parent company let slip that it would use a taxpayer bailout to finance an automation plan for its Indianapolis facility. That will result in additional, significant job cuts in just a few years. Though painful, the Carrier episode has drawn some much needed attention to automation, a manufacturing trend of historic proportions that is already transforming labor markets. Saving a few hundred conventional factory jobs here and there will not help millions of US workers find — and keep — steady employment as this trend continues to take shape…


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