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Obama to Ex-Carrier Employee: Some Jobs ‘Are Just Not Going to Come Back’
PBS

Name: PBS

URL: http://www.pbs.org/

PBS Newshour

Name: PBS Newshour

URL: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

Barack Obama

Name: Barack Obama

Employment: The White House

Position: President

, Gwen Ifill

Name: Gwen Ifill

Employment: PBS

Position: Co-anchor

Elkhart, Ind.

Name: Elkhart, Ind.

URL: https://www.elkhartindiana.org/

"Now, the good news is that there are entire new industries that are starting to pop up and you’re actually seeing some manufacturers coming back to the United States because they’re starting to realize, “You know what? Energy prices are lower here, workers are better here, this is our biggest market. And so even though we off-shored and went someplace else before, now it turns out we’re better off going ahead and manufacturing here.” But for those folks who have lost their job right now because a plant went down the Mexico, that isn’t going to make you feel better. And so what we have to do is to make sure that folks are trained for the jobs that are coming in now because some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back, and when somebody says, like the person you just mentioned who I’m not going to advertise for, that he’s going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? What are you going to do? There’s — there’s no answer to it. He just says, “Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.” Well, how — what — how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn’t have an answer. So what I’ve tried to do, what my administration’s tried to do is let’s grow those manufacturing sectors, like clean energy, like some of these new technologies that are coming up, let’s focus on those."
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