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"Those jobs aren't coming back," said Steve Jobs to the President, who asked what it would take to bring Apple's production to the U.S. It's not just low wages, Chinese manufacturing infrastructure has grown to
remarkable size and sophistication
. Apple's contribution to U.S. employment will be through its stores, its empowerment of entrepreneurs, and jobs at cellular providers and shippers, but not the actual building of its products.
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It started with NAFTA in the 90's. We ended up closing a small sewing plant in Florida employing 350 because we could not compete with the Mexican sewing factories...which are generally in rural towns where the villagers live in huts with no running water.
Our government does not want manufacturing jobs in this country.
Jan 22 02:52 PM
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