Workforce: Book Shelf

Oct. 29, 2013
Two recent books analyze U.S. trade policy, offshoring, and the prospect of bringing more manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?

By Michele Nash-Hoff

CreateSpace / 2012

462 pages

This book analyzes the impacts of U.S. trade policy and manufacturing companies' offshoring of American jobs. It details steps manufacturers and other organizations are taking to bolster U.S. manufacturing and suggests ways individuals can contribute, from the perspective of business owners, employees, consumers and voters.

Optimism for a Changing America

By Ronald Robertson

Outskirts Press / 2013

176 pages

Notwithstanding the sobering fact that millions of jobs left America's shores last decade, evidence provided here suggests that the United States retains numerous competitive advantages and that its manufacturing and service sectors will continue to grow and maintain a global leadership position.

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Associate editor Pete Fehrenbach covers strategies and best practices in manufacturing workforce, delivering information about compensation strategies, education and training, employee engagement and retention, and teamwork. He writes a blog about workforce issue called Team Play.

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