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Tuesday
Jan182011

US Company Pulls Jobs from China

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) – A Milwaukee-based company has announced they will bring some three dozen jobs back to the United States from China, where labor unrest has driven wages higher.

Master Lock said the move will bring the total number of workers at their U.S. factory to 379, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The company also cited the increased cost of shipping and a weakened U.S. dollar.
 
Still, the company’s U.S. workforce is far below what it used to be. Before outsourcing to China and Mexico, 1,300 employees were employed at the Milwaukee facility in the 1990s. 

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