There’s a surprising trend in the long-suffering manufacturing heartland: new jobs. But even so, the hiring reflects another emerging reality of U.S. manufacturing: Jobs don’t pay what they used to.
May 17, 2011 Dan Farley, left, was one of hundreds who filled out an application and left a resume at the Suarez Corp. Industries job fair in North Canton, Ohio. The company will make small appliances on the site of a former Hoover vacuum plant that closed a few years ago. The company is hiring about 100 people. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo