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A. To cut transportation costs, some companies are opening factories in countries where they sell their products. Sweden's Ikea, the world's largest seller of home furniture, just opened its first factory in the US in Virginia.

B. Countries like the US that have lost manufacturing jobs to foreign competition could see some of those jobs return.

- Does "could see some of those jobs return" have a figurative meaning in this article?

Thanks very much to Teachers,

Stevenukd
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Hi,
I guess so, in the sense that a country does not have eyes and that jobs do not walk down the road back into town.

But, on the other hand, the citizens of a country can, for example, see factories being reopened.

Clive
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Hi,

"Those jobs" = "general manufacturing jobs in factories," not necessarily the same companies moving back, and offering the same people their same jobs back. Equivalent jobs. - A.