Source: The Atlantic
Jobs in manufacturing have significantly grown since after the Great Recession, but they are not high-profile, well paying jobs anymore. In fact, a study by Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research Education found that one-third of manufacturer workers rely on federal and public assistance to make ends meet. These include programs like Medicaid, food stamps and household-income assistance.
An estimated $10.2 billion in assistance goes toward American families of low-income manufacturing jobs every year.
The post-recession era of manufacturing jobs is not as glamorous–nor sustainable–for families in America as it previously was. At least a quarter of manufacturing workers qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit – subsidies for low-income families. Unfortunately, these jobs are no longer reliable as long-term jobs, since most hiring for temporary workers and often pay hourly, minimum wages.
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