Where are automakers hiring - During the recession the auto industry took a hit bigger than most other industries and the American auto industry was more or less dead on it’s feet. However after bail outs, bankruptcies and time the industry is again booming and companies are again hiring.
Hiring happens to be mostly for skilled technicians so some positions have been hard to fill and it’s not a free for all hire but there are jobs going and the industry will be looking to ramp up as many factories are running triple shifts at around 95% production capacity. That means expansion is almost certain if things carry on as they are.
So where can you apply for these jobs? Detroit isn’t the center of car production like it once was sadly but that doesn’t mean that the factories in the Michigan area are not seeing growth and need for new workers.
A 2012 Huffington Post article also reported:
“Ford is adding positions in Louisville, Ky., Chicago and near Kansas City, Mo. Chrysler is adding jobs in Belvidere, Ill., and General Motors is hiring at plants in Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas and New York.”
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“Nissan is adding workers in Tennessee. Toyota just hired staff at a new plant in Blue Springs, Miss. Honda is hiring in Alabama and Ohio. Hyundai and Kia plants in Alabama and Georgia are running flat-out but can’t meet demand for some models such as the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra.”
And as far as we know these hirings are continuing as the industry grows and the home based car industry booms yet again.
Of course this is not all amazing news as we have to be careful with an industry that can blow up as quick as it grows. The car industry is on a knife edge and the ‘all-American’ side of the industry will shrink as foreign manufacturers ramp up their production throughout the country. This will of course in turn put pressure on wages which are already dropping compared to the old high wage ways of the industry.
Still, a job is a job, and it’s good to see growth.
Do you work or did you work in the auto industry?
- Where are automakers hiring