Auto Industry Adding Jobs

Ford Assembly Line

After the automotive industry had some of the roughest years in history, the outlook for their production and, more importantly, job creation is increasing, which may also be a good sign for the rest of the economy.


Strengthened interest by consumers and government in fuel-efficient vehicles has accelerated job growth throughout the US auto industry, according to a recent report by a consortium of environmental advocates.

The US has added 236,600 jobs in the industry since June 2009, and a significant portion of them have been related to consumer demand and government mandates for gas-sipping cars. The report was issued August 9 by, a project of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation and the League of Conservation Voters. "Automakers, their suppliers, and their dealers are now looking ahead to a brighter future after the dark days of the recession," the report said. Continue Reading


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