By Allison Schrager – Once upon a time, manufacturing jobs entailed more routine tasks. An auto assembly plan, traditionally a big employer in Detroit, could take someone with a high school diploma, train him fairly quickly, and provide him with a comfortable, benefit rich, middle-class life assembling cars.
According to Kim Hill of the Center for Automotive Research, when it comes to auto assembly: “Certainly the jobs are more technical than they were 30 years ago, or even 10 years ago. In order to work on an assembly line, prospective employees must have an associate’s degree—or equivalent—before they are even considered for employment.”
This change in the manufacturing industry has polarized the economy. more> http://tinyurl.com/pzbmv8n