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Task Force Seeks to Boost Apprenticeships

The Labor Department is enlisting the help of corporate executives, labor unions and governors to develop its policy of expanding the use of apprenticeships in the U.S.
 The department announced 23 members of the president's apprenticeship task force on Monday, charging them with crafting a plan to expand use of the training strategy that is popular

Record Year So Far For Robots In Manufacturing

A3 says the rise in automated manufacturing “promises increased efficiencies in production and the ability to compete globally.”

In total, 14,583 robots, at a value of $817 million, were ordered by North American companies during the first half of 2016, according to A3, which is a record and a 2 percent growth over the totals from the same period last year (when those figures had also been a record high at the time).