Robot invasion puts factory workers’ jobs to the sword

Robot invasion puts factory workers’ jobs to the sword

Workers exchange spools as a robot picks up thread made from recycled plastic bottles at the Repreve Bottle Processing Center, part of the Unifi textile company in North Carolina. America has lost more than 7 million factory jobs. Chuck Burton / AP For factory workers, there is a stark warning; the robots are here – and they want your job.

While manufacturing is still flourishing in America, factories do not need as many people as they used to because machines now do so much of the work.

America has lost more than 7 million factory jobs since manufacturing employment peaked in […]

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