Chrysler And Whole Auto Industry Adding Jobs To Meet Surging Sales

aol autosby David Kiley
AOL Autos
February 28, 2012

As consumers pile back into the market for a new car, the good news is that high-value auto manufacturing jobs keep getting added, and in cities that can sure use the help…

Automakers are investing in new jobs in the U.S. as the industry has recovered from selling just about 10 million new vehicles in 2009 to an anticipated 15.5 million this year.

Since 2009, and after the domestic auto industry was forced to shed jobs in order to get its finances in order, the industry had gained over 217,000 a the end of 2011, including hourly, salaried, supplier, dealership positions, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor. The year-end 2012 numbers are not finalized, but could be as much as an additional 20,000 to 30,000, according to some analysts.

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