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Manufacturing, October 2015: Zero Jobs Added November 6, 2015

Posted by geoff in News.

The last post left us dreaming of happier economic times, but this one just makes you weep for America’s manufacturers, who probably voted for Obama because he promised them 1 million new jobs by September 2016. That, like so many other, very important, Obamanian promises, isn’t going to even get close to happening:


It’s hard to add a million jobs with months like October, where he added . . . zero.


1. digitalbrownshirt - November 6, 2015

I’m a CNC machinist that works in manufacturing oil and gas controls. We had a buy out last month that had 100+ takers. They were trying to avoid laying people off because the people that were left at this point were all good employees, we just don’t have the business to keep them employed. The company has been bleeding money for the last six months because business is completely flat. Flat is actually considered a positive at this point compared to free falling which is what we had going earlier this year.

2. Sobek - November 7, 2015

DBS, you should get a job in government. Those never go away.

3. digitalbrownshirt - November 7, 2015

Funny that you should mention that since I know several machinists that have moved on to Tinker AFB. They have a big hiring push going on at Tinker. I’ve encouraged my son and a few others to look into it, but I haven’t got any interest in changing now. I’ve been here 18 years and I’m happy enough. I’ll change if I have to change, but I don’t see a reason to force it just yet.

The fact that my health insurance is picking up the bill for my back fusion surgery in a couple weeks might have something to do with it. Third surgery this year, I’d be bankrupt or disabled if it wasn’t for my company’s benefits. For that I will be loyal to them.

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