The labor department says 28,000 new manufacturing jobs were created last month.
For decades manufacturing was a way to make a solid living without a college degree, but was it hit hard by automation and off-shoring.
The manufacturing jobs being created now are different, they are often specialized, or regional. One plant leaves and another comes … bringing with it a few precious slots.
Kenny Reeves has been working in manufacturing in the south since he graduated high school in 2007.
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