Here’s a fun list that I saw on Madatoms:
I’ve got plenty of money! I’ll start looking next week!
Craigslist and Monster sucks! I’ve got a college degree! Jobs should be looking for me!
I’ll just drive around looking for help wanted signs. I hear that Starbucks has health insurance!
Why did I major in Communications? I have no […]
Presenting Part Nine of a Ten-Part Series on The Future of Work from Time Magazine.
By David Von Drehle at Time.
The death of American manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated. According to U.N. statistics, the U.S. remains by far the world’s largest manufacturer, producing nearly twice as much value as No. 2 China. Since 1990, U.S. manufacturing output has grown by nearly $800 billion — an amount larger than the entire manufacturing economy of Germany, a global powerhouse.
But growth does not mean jobs. While sales soared (at least until the recession), manufacturing employment sank. Using constantly improving technology to make more-valuable goods, American workers doubled their productivity in less than a generation — which, paradoxically, rendered millions of them obsolete. (See pictures of retailers which have gone out of business.)