“The Boiler Shop” is re sharing this post by Weld Australia titled;
The Demise of Australian Manufacturing & the Impact of COVID-19
In this article by Weld Australia a historical account is given how manufacturing has played a key role for providing employment opportunities for many Australian workers in throughout previous generations.
The article talks about the golden years of the manufacturing sector as it contributed to 25% of the employed workforce. Due to so called efficiencies and the streamlining of our labour forces, decisions were made to slowly shift our manufacturing skills off shore in the 1970’s and by 1980 the total number of Australians employed in the manufacturing sector had been reduced to 19%. Fast forward to today and we are down to a dismal 5.4%of the Australian Workforce.
Comments are also made that even though the COVID-19 pandemic is a disaster we hope that on the other side there may be a silver lining on the horizon for Australian manufacturing.
Background of The Boiler Shop
Visit my website and discover dxf digital files that you can download and fabricate. Some of my designs enhance traditional wrought iron architectural work. I have a range of other items which I intend to digitize and introduce and make available to download later in 2020.
I have previously designed, fabricated and assembled many functional items which you can see via my gallery link on my web page. Some of my design work has ended up in places such as Toronto, Milwaukee, Ottawa & Sydney. It is satisfying knowing that some of my designs are in use in different corners of the globe.
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