Automakers, suppliers to add U.S. jobs, expand plants, survey finds

by Jim Henry
Automotive News
July 20, 2012

The U.S. auto industry — buoyed by a steady rise in new-vehicle sales and healthier balance sheets — is hiring again, and top automotive executives expect to keep adding workers through next year.

A survey of 100 senior automotive executives released today indicates 72 percent expect their companies to hire more U.S. employees in 2013 — up from 62 percent who said the same thing last year.

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