Job Creation

Ford Motor Company's Mark Fields on American Innovation in the 1960s

Even though it didn't have any major new models to announce, Ford (NYSE: F) had a big presence at last month's New York International Auto Show.

Ford celebrated the 50th anniversary of the original Mustang's debut by unveiling a commemorative model -- and with an epic stunt at the Empire State Building. The company also showed off its refreshed-for-2015 Focus, and many key Ford executives were on hand.

Chrysler plant in Tipton means more jobs

For seven years, the city of Tipton has been waiting for Chrysler to start work at the transmission plant that the automaker helped to build.
 
After years of disappointment, the waiting is over today as the plant is dedicated.
 
This plant has been through the ringer in a county that's struggled economically with an unemployment rate as high as ten percent. The facility was under construction for seven years and went through two false starts before reaching this point. 

For mom, daughter from Metro Detroit, GM's labor of love

 

Building electric vehicles has become a family affair for Detroiter Evetta Osborne, 47, and her daughter, Monique Watson, 28, of Livonia.

They see each other daily because they work side-by-side at General Motors Co.’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

The mother-daughter duo have installed nearly every lithium-ion battery pack for GM’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, Holden Volt, and Cadillac ELR — since the Volt was in pre-production in 2009.

Chrysler adds jobs in Auburn Hills, elsewhere

The comeback of the Chrysler Group has led to a dramatic growth in employment at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles North American headquarters and technical center in Auburn Hills and more is anticipated in the new five-year plan the automaker laid out this week.

Chrysler Group employment in Auburn Hills has climbed to more than 14,000 today after dropping to around 7,500 during the company’s bankruptcy five years ago.

The Auburn Hills’ numbers includes 450 summer interns, underscoring FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne’s faith in the future.

GM begins construction on race engine design facility in Pontiac

 

General Motors Co. said Wednesday it has started construction on a new facility for race engine design and development at its Global Powertrain headquarters in Pontiac, as the automaker works to bring together its North American powertrain engineering group for production as well as advanced and racing engines.

The automaker said the construction project also includes adding an electric motor lab to build prototype electric motors, and a gear center that supports designing and testing of gears in next-generation transmissions.

Chrysler Group Exmapnds Minds and Facility at its World Class Manufacturing Academy

  • Adds 15,000 square feet of interactive training for manufacturing employees
  • More than 9,000 participants trained since grand opening in 2012
  • Now teaching 45 different hands-on classes; originally started with four classes

April 28, 2014 , Warren, Mich. - After officially opening more than two years ago, the final touches on a significant expansion in both square-footage and educational programming at Chrysler Group’s World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Academy were completed early this year.

March Jobs Report Will Show Improvement But Not Enough

Trade agreements have further exposed U.S. manufacturers to foreign competition but have not similarly improved their market access abroad. Principal competitors China, Japan and Germany all systematically undervalue their currencies to make their exports artificially cheaper than U.S. products both in domestic and rapidly growing Asian markets.

Fiat Adds 800 Workers at Chrysler 200 Factory in Michigan

Fiat SpA (F) is adding 800 employees in Sterling Heights, Michigan, to support production of the redesigned Chrysler 200, reviving a factory that was almost shuttered following the U.S. automaker’s 2009 bankruptcy.

Fiat invested almost $1 billion in the plant, which will build the 2015 Chrysler 200, the Turin, Italy-based company said in a statement yesterday. The factory, which employs a total of 2,800 with the new hires, has added new paint and body shops, increasing its total size to about 2 million square feet.