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 www.drivinggrowth.org, 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