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From research labs and supplier factories to assembly lines and dealership showrooms, the auto industry supports nearly 8 million jobs, pays $500 billion in annual compensation and generates $70 billion in personal tax revenue in the United States.

And, as low-skill manufacturing has shifted overseas (for example, in textiles or some consumer electronics), the importance of high-skill manufacturing, like automobiles, has risen. With auto sales rebounding from the financial crisis of the 2008 – 2009, automakers’ importance to our economy will continue to grow. Industry experts predict Chrysler, Ford and GM could hire 34,000 new workers over the next four years. And those new jobs will support about 300,000 more new jobs at auto suppliers and other local businesses that serve Chrysler, Ford and GM plants.

Chrysler, Ford and GM are just three of 16 major global automakers competing in the U.S., but they employ two-thirds of America’s autoworkers, purchase nearly two-thirds of the auto parts manufactured here, produce 55 percent of the autos assembled here and conduct most of America’s auto research and development.

Why do Chrylser, Ford and GM contribute so much more to our economy? Because they conduct the bulk of their engineering, manufacturing, marketing and finance work here. Four out of 10 Chrysler, Ford and GM employees are based in the U.S. At Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, BMW, Mercedes and VW (the seven largest foreign automakers), only five in 100 employees are based here. That eight-fold difference translates into millions of U.S. jobs and tens of billions of dollars in parts sales, R&D and capital investment each year.

Jul 24 2013
Written by Craig Trudell | Posted on Bloomberg

Ford Motor Co. (F) said it will hire 3,000 salaried employees this year, 800 more than originally planned, as it moves to fill positions in engineering and other technical areas.

Of the new hires, 2,400 will be professionals for product development, manufacturing, quality, purchasing and information technology, according to an e-mailed statement.

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Jul 23 2013
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

General Motors Co., in the midst of launching 20 new or significantly refreshed vehicles in the U.S. this year, is turning to some former white-collar employees to help it meet the challenge.

Among the most important new vehicles are the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Those big money-makers, last redesigned as 2007 models, are just hitting dealerships. GM North America President Mark Reuss said the launch is going smoothly, in part because the Detroit automaker has hired back retirees to work with suppliers.



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Jul 11 2013
Written by Jeff Gilbert | Posted on CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s been a fascinating summer for 110 area high school students, who are spending the summer as part of a new project called the General Motors Youth Corps. They are paid minimum wage to clean up parts of the city that are starved for attention.

“I got a job now,” said Cody High Junior Martin Brooks. “I can be something instead of nothing. It’s a great experience.”

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Jul 10 2013
Written by Jo Trizila | Posted on PRWeb

Get Photo Taken with 2014 GMC Sierra from DFW GMC Dealers, Upload and Vote for Patriot Paws or Snowball Express

In honor of the new 2014 GMC Sierra, DFW GMC Dealers – in partnership with Cumulous Radio – are launching the “GMC Sierra Hashtag Challenge” to benefit two military charities – Patriot Paws and Snowball Express. Terry Dorsey with New Country 96.3 KSCS will lead the challenge.

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Jul 10 2013
Written by Brooke Tajer | Posted on WhiteLake-Highland Patch

Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep helped raise $2,020 in funding for Dublin Elementary School with Chrysler brand’s Drive for the Kids™ program. The fundraising event was held on June 7 in conjunction with the elementary school’s Ice Cream Social.

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