Trump says manufacturing jobs returning to America
Proclaiming October 6 as the national day of manufacturing, Trump said American manufacturers were consistently finding new ways to incorporate advanced technology into the traditional assembly line to produce previously unfathomable breakthroughs in areas like aerospace, medicine and computers.
These manufacturers are writing their chapter in the story of American innovation while providing countless job opportunities to machinists, designers, computer programmers and engineers among others, he said on Friday.
"Plants and companies are coming back into our country. You see it with announcements now from automobile companies to every kind of company.
"They're coming back in and, perhaps, even more importantly, they don't want to leave anymore because they know they're leaving a very good thing," Mr Trump said while signing a national manufacturing day proclamation.
He said manufacturing jobs are coming back to the US and his administration has already created tens of thousands of new manufacturing jobs.
In 2016, manufacturing contributed more than 11 per cent to America's gross domestic product and employed more than 12 million workers.
The American manufacturers of the 21st century employ innovative minds equipped with problem-solving skills and knowledge steeped in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to build their incredible products, Trump said.
It is no surprise, then, that manufacturing workers earn higher annual salaries on average than similar workers employed in other sectors, he said. ■