As we saw above, labor is an integral part of any industry. But in recent years, there has been a significant drop in skilled labor for the manufacturing industry. Even though automation is becoming a priority, skilled labor is still needed to work with robots and help increase productivity. When automation gets involved, it brings its own problems. Skilled laborers are required to work alongside robots and machines, maintain them, monitor them, do the designing work, quality inspection, and so on. This creates a balance between automation and skilled labor.