It has been accepted for some time since the Great Recession of 2009, that the American manufacturing sector is a shell of its former glory. With so many once lucrative American jobs being offshored to lower-cost countries, the commonly held belief is that supply of labor to support manufacturing in the US far outstrips demand. This dynamic may have been true for several years during the slow recovery from a monumental economic shock. But we’re here today to tell you, this is not so much the case anymore. Read on for the latest data and perspectives on the reinvigorated role of contingent labor in service of American manufacturing.