Ugh. Job losses in Wichita’s aviation industry are certainly not isolated. Every day, there seems to be more news about job cuts at companies around the country. According to a report, 598,000 jobs were lost in the U.S. last month. Of the total, 207,000 of them were manufacturing jobs.
A report on National Public Radio this morning brought up an interesting point about that: more jobs are being lost in fields traditionally held by men, such as manufacturing, than in jobs traditionally held by women, such as teaching and health care. If the trend continues, for the first time, there could be more women than men in the workforce, the report said.
All the job losses, however, show the urgent need for action on economic recovery legislation, the Alliance for American Manufacturing said.