AND MORE ABOUT THOSE ROBOTS AND JOBS!

I just read this article below….personally, I would rather see more humans have jobs….especially in America where people need them!
Robots Don’t Commit Suicide (and Other Robot Advantages) Robots don’t eat, drink, demand coffee breaks…, or protest working conditions. And they certainly don’t commit suicide. Following a wave of suicides in China, one at Foxconn where a worker twice attempted to kill himself and succeeded the second time, Foxconn suspended hiring, deciding to use more robots. In fact, the recruitment freezes among Foxconn this time is due to its long pronounced plans to install a million robots to replace human workers. In June 2011, Gou announced the company would deploy one million robots across factory assembly lines within three years. The move will improve production efficiency and combat rising labor costs, and is also believed to be in response to a spate of suicides and criticism over working conditions at the company. Get rid of a million workers, replace them with a million robots, and you get rid of a million complaints about working conditions, as well as unwanted, high-profile, work-related suicides.
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ROBOTS & OUTSOURCING….OH MY!!

Ok, so you thought loosing jobs to overseas workers was a problem.  Apparently that is just the tip of the iceberg!  Check out this 60 minute report.  Apparently in time we’ll loose more US jobs to robots than outsourcing.  So the economy will expand and companies will make more money.  But don’t people need jobs to buy the products!!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50138922n

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HOPE THE PRESIDENT VISITS OUR FACTORY!!

Ok, I read this today and thought I would repost it…now just have to get the President to New York to our factory!!
President Obama and White House Staff converged at The Rodon Group’s facility last Friday to show support for American manufacturing companies, the jobs they create, and the working middle class. The President’s backdrop was filled with K’nex building toys, including an American flag made of 49,000 K’nex pieces. “I want to reward manufacturers like this one and small businesses that create jobs here in the United States, not overseas,” said President Obama. “And, by the way, this is a company—one of the few companies in the toy industry—that have aggressively moved jobs back here. That’s a great story to tell because we’ve got the best workers in the world and the most productive workers in the world, so we need champions for American industry creating jobs here in the United States.” The Rodon Group/K’nex Brands was chosen to host this event. “We’re incredibly proud,” said company CEO Michael Araten. “I think it means the President and his team recognize that manufacturing in the United States is important. That focusing on manufacturing and keeping confidence high, which is what the fiscal cliff is all about, is important. If you can do it with toys, you can do it with anything.”
Photo: Ok, I read this today and thought I would repost it...now just have to get the president to New York to our factory!!</p>
<p>President Obama and White House Staff converged at The Rodon Group’s facility last Friday to show support for American manufacturing companies, the jobs they create, and the working middle class. The President’s backdrop was filled with K’nex building toys, including an American flag made of 49,000 K’nex pieces.</p>
<p>“I want to reward manufacturers like this one and small businesses that create jobs here in the United States, not overseas,” said President Obama. “And, by the way, this is a company—one of the few companies in the toy industry—that have aggressively moved jobs back here. That’s a great story to tell because we’ve got the best workers in the world and the most productive workers in the world, so we need champions for American industry creating jobs here in the United States.”<br />
The Rodon Group/K’nex Brands was chosen to host this event. “We’re incredibly proud,” said company CEO Michael Araten. “I think it means the President and his team recognize that manufacturing in the United States is important. That focusing on manufacturing and keeping confidence high, which is what the fiscal cliff is all about, is important. If you can do it with toys, you can do it with anything.”

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AMERICAN MANUFACTURING – NOT WHAT YOU THINK!

This is an interesting MSNBC video.  What they are not mentioning of course is that manufacturing for small products that require intricate molds and painting have left the USA. Small toys, dolls, all rubber ducks, etc. are totally gone. Hey, even radio flyer is now making this classic in China. So it’s only certain industries that can still survive, while others like ours have been decimated. And now, being the only rubber duck company in America, I can tell you no-one else will be doing them here, but us….too expensive plus no labor skills left to make these kinds of products. But I am glad to see the big stuff made here is doing well.

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When we returned the rubber duck industry to the US where it began, our first ducks were for the FFA.  Check out this video on Fox in New York.  Great press and a great story about it all.  I so appreciated their support.  What a wonderful organization! http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/FFA-selling-American-Made-Rubber-Ducks-177187841.html

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