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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.

Sep 09 2013
SanFrancisco Chronicle

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. employees are gearing up for a week of volunteering across the United States.

The Detroit automaker says its second annual "teamGM Cares Week" kicks off Monday and incorporates about 75 projects.


Filed Under: Job Creation
Sep 09 2013
Written by Jeremy Allen | Posted on MLive

FLINT, MI – General Motors employees across Genesee County will step away from assembly lines and offices and into various neighborhoods, cleaning up blight and garbage, and trimming down overgrown weeds in and around Flint.

Dozens of GM workers will participate in the company’s second annual teamGM Cares Week activities, including building a Peace Park and sprucing up local neighborhoods.

The employees will work throughout the week of Sept. 9 at the Flint-based Catholic Charities office to build a Peace Park at the organization’s Center of Hope facility located at 901 Chippewa St.

Sep 03 2013
Written by Larry P. Vellequette | Posted on Automotive News

The next three years at Chrysler Group can be summed up simply: more Fiat and more miles per gallon.

First Fiat. Three nameplates will be redesigned on shared Fiat platforms: the Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger and the Dodge Journey replacement.

The Italian invasion will continue with more Fiat nameplates and the beginning of Alfa Romeo sales in U.S. showrooms.


Aug 30 2013
The Wall Street Journal

Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant today, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.

Aug 30 2013
Written by Tyrel Linkhorn | Posted on The Blade

One of America’s best-selling cars is now being built in America.