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  • Jobs Research

    Jobs Research

    February 2013 Update: Since the auto industry employment low point in June 2009, the U.S. auto sector has added263,700 jobs as of January 2013. Employment in auto manufacturing (motor vehicle assembly plus motor vehicle parts manufacturing) has increased by164,600, for a26.4%gain since the trough. Auto dealer jobs have also grown by99,100jobs. Michigan, Ohio and Indiana represent the largest concentration of auto manufacturing jobs, accounting for 36.2% of auto manufacturing jobs nationwideaccording to December 2012 figures, the latest month for which […]

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  • Every serious person needs to see this chart on what’s really driving the economy

    Every serious person needs to see this chart on what’s really driving the economy

    By JOE WEISENTHAL Business Insider May 26, 2012 You might not be familiar with it, but “Very Serious People” is a popular slur on the internet to describe a certain brand of politician, economist, and pundit who talk about the need for bold steps and sweeping structural reforms to deal with problems like the deficit, America’s lack of competitiveness, and the need to build a retooled, highly educated workforce prepared for the high-tech challenges of the 21st century. Read more…

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  • More Jobs per Gallon: How Strong Standards will Fuel American Jobs

    More Jobs per Gallon: How Strong Standards will Fuel American Jobs

    By Ceres July 2011 What kind of mileage and emission standards make sense for Americans and our economy? That’s the question being decided in Washington D.C. right now. As we release this report, the Obama Administration is drawing up new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger vehicles in model years 2017-2025. Ceres, a national coalition of investors and public interest organizations, brings a unique perspective to the debate: we’re focused on the economic impacts of strong […]

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  • GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    GM to add 200 more workers to Detroit-Hamtramck plant

    By CHRISSIE THOMPSON Detroit Free Press May 17, 2012 General Motors is adding about 200 new workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck Chevy Volt factory in anticipation of increasing its production rate in July when the plant adds the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, people familiar with the situation said‚ Read more…    

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  • In the Margins: Magna E-Car Systems expansion is a good opportunity for local growth in a growing segment of the industry

    In the Margins: Magna E-Car Systems expansion is a good opportunity for local growth in a growing segment of the industry

    By EDITORIAL BOARD The Flint Journal April 18, 2012 GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MI ‚Äì Magna E-Car Systems in Grand Blanc Township plans to ramp up its production of high-power, high-voltage components for hybrid and electric vehicles in the next few years. Magna E-Car Systems officials not only unveiled a new facility Monday but the potential for hundreds of new jobs over the next five years. Read more…  

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  • After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    By CARL FRANZEN Talking Points Memo April 3, 2012 Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one week early, the United Auto Workers told TPM on Tuesday night. “They’re adding a week of production back in,” said Don LaForest, the chairman of the UAW’s bargaining committee at the Detroit Hamtramck plant, where the Volt is manufactured, in a phone […]

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