The percentage of low-skilled manufacturing jobs continues to decline

As McKinsey & Co. pointed out last month in its study on the global demand for high-skilled labor, the percentage of labor-intensive, or low-skilled assembly and factory line jobs declined by half since the 1970s;  low-skilled jobs as a percentage of all manufacturing positions declined by 29 percent, while the percentage of manufacturing jobs in capital- and knowledge-intensive areas Рthose requiring strong math, science, and computer language skills Рhave and will continue to increase.

RiShawn Biddle via http://dropoutnation.net/2012/07/30/why-algebra-matters-and-why-those-who-think-it-doesnt-are-wrong

One Response to “The percentage of low-skilled manufacturing jobs continues to decline”

  1. It’s just easy and affordable for most companies to send low skilled jobs overseas. People need to really become more intelligent in the United States, we need to have a deeper focus on education as a country, then you will see both sectors rise.

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