Help wanted: Automakers have trouble filling all the jobs.......
Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 5:52:35 AM
The jobs were there, more than 1,000, according to the Engineering Society of Detroit, with everyone from the Detroit automakers to Korea’s Hyundai looking to hire. What was missing were the job-seekers.
March was another great month for the U.S. auto industry, which reported double-digit, year-over-year sales gains on Tuesday. After years of cutting back production – closing dozens of plants and eliminating an estimated 88,000 jobs during the Great Recession – automakers are racing to rebuild production capacity.
They’re also looking to fill empty slots in design, engineering and other departments cut to the bone during the industry’s worst downturn in decades.
Detroit makers alone have created tens of thousands of jobs since hitting bottom in 2009 with the bankruptcy of Chrysler and General Motors. And their foreign-owned rivals are also putting out the “Help Wanted” signs. Volkswagen is already planning a second round of hiring at its new assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. BMW is expanding at its factory in South Carolina. Hyundai’s Alabama assembly line needs more help to meet booming demand.
Ford just opened a new R&D center near Stanford University, a hotbed of such technological research. It follows other established auto manufacturers including General Motors, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz...........
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[Edited by: contiki at 4/5/2012 6:54:02 AM EST]