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Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Ohio Jeep Plant To Hire 1,000 Part-Time Workers

Part-time hires will get the same pay as full-time staff

Chrysler plans to ramp up hiring to take some pressure off of its overworked full-time staff. Read More »

Auto Industry Created Almost A Quarter Million Jobs Since 2009

Auto Industry Created Almost A Quarter Million Jobs Since 2009

In the grim days of 2009, America's auto industry, and the millions it employed, appeared to be teetering on the edge of the abyss. But since then, a frenzy of car buying and new fuel efficiency standards have brought thousands of jobs back to the exact parts of the country that most desperately need them. David... Read More »

Chrysler, Awash In Profits, To Give Every Worker $2,250

Chrysler, Awash In Profits, To Give Every Worker $2,250

Chrysler workers will be reaping the benefits of the automaker's turnaround. Four years after the Chrysler Group LLC was bailed out by the federal government, the company is awash in profits, reporting a 2012 net income of $1.7 billion, as was reported by AOL Autos. And the company CEO announced Wednesday it... Read More »

Chrysler To Add 1,250 Manufacturing Jobs In Michigan

Chrysler To Add 1,250 Manufacturing Jobs In Michigan

Chrysler said on Thursday it will invest $238 million to boost engine and truck production in Michigan and add up to 1,250 jobs to meet new demand. Read More »

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Murder-Suicide Of Chrysler Workers Followed Fight On Plant Floor, Police Say

Story updated on Sept. 21 at 10:15 am. Two Chrysler workers are dead after a fight at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit on Thursday morning, police said. The incident began at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday when a male employee allegedly slit the throat of a coworker on the plant floor. Jeff Hunt was... Read More »

The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over, it's clear that both President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are jockeying to be seen as the one who can lead America into prosperity. And that means creating more jobs. So for this week's roundup, AOL... Read More »

Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

Auto Industry Fast Adding Jobs -- 236,000 And Counting

By Pete Bigelow, AOL Autos Strengthened interest by consumers and government in fuel-efficient vehicles has accelerated job growth throughout the U.S. auto industry, according to a recent report by a consortium of environmental advocates. The U.S. has added 236,600 jobs in the industry since June 2009, and... Read More »

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Many jobless claims workers in the state of Michigan will soon be filing for unemployment themselves. About 400 state workers who process unemployment claims are losing their jobs, thanks to Michigan's improving economy. Read More »

Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

By Christopher S. Rugaber and Tom Krisher WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of their usual summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, causing fewer temporary auto layoffs. Economists expect the... Read More »

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »

Manufacturers Providing Outsize Boost To Economy

Manufacturers Providing Outsize Boost To Economy

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- American factories are humming - and driving the economy forward. Read More »

U.S. Auto Plants Continue To Add Jobs As Manufacturing Revival Rolls On

U.S. Auto Plants Continue To Add Jobs As Manufacturing Revival Rolls On

For U.S. automakers, 2011 was a comeback year. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group not only sold more vehicles than they did in the previous year, they also continued to add jobs, contributing to a revival in manufacturing within an industry that was but given up for lost. The latest... Read More »

Obama Highlights Job Growth In Auto Industry Success Story

Obama Highlights Job Growth In Auto Industry Success Story

By Ken Thomas WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama hailed the rebound of the U.S. auto industry on Tuesday, trumpeting an economic story he hopes to use to his political advantage in key Rust Belt states such as Michigan and Ohio. In a not-so-veiled shot at Republican presidential front-runner Mitt... Read More »

Manufacturers Hire Thousands of New Employees

Manufacturers Hire Thousands of New Employees

It's time for good news. The country added 200,000 jobs last month, according to government data. And it may create 1.7 million jobs this coming year, according to economists' estimates compiled by Blue Chip Economic Indicators. And manufacturing, one of the most weakened sectors of our economy, has recently... Read More »

U.S. Auto Industry To Post Another Good Sales Year, Create New Jobs

U.S. Auto Industry To Post Another Good Sales Year, Create New Jobs

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- After hitting a 30-year low in 2009, U.S. auto sales are poised for a second straight year of growth - the result of easier credit, low interest rates and pent-up demand for cars and trucks created by the Great Recession. The sales forecast bodes well for the industry's... Read More »

Ford Chicago UAW Local Rejects Contract: Official

Ford Chicago UAW Local Rejects Contract: Official

By Bernie Woodall (Reuters) - Workers at a key Ford Motor Co plant in Chicago overwhelmingly rejected a four-year contract proposed by the company and the United Auto Workers, a local union official said on Thursday. Read More »

Chrysler, UAW Agree On New Contract

Chrysler, UAW Agree On New Contract

By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler Group LLC and the United Auto Workers negotiators agreed on a new four-year contract early Wednesday that creates 2,100 new jobs. Chrysler also will invest $4.5 billion in its plants under the deal, which covers 26,000 U.S. workers. Read More »

Ford To Pay Workers $6,000 Bonus In New Contract

Ford To Pay Workers $6,000 Bonus In New Contract

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- The union that once set the gold standard for American wages is giving up pay raises in exchange for a piece of the auto industry's profits and the promise of thousands of new jobs. Under agreements struck with Ford and General Motors, most of the... Read More »

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- In exchange for an agreement to create 5,100 union jobs in the U.S., General Motors will hire thousands of less expensive employees and try to replace some longtime workers. Read More »

United Auto Workers Wants to Save

United Auto Workers Wants to Save "Plants on The Bubble" in Talks

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT -- The 750 hourly auto workers assembling Ford Motor Co's (F.N) small pickup truck at a Minnesota plant scheduled to close by year end are hoping for a miracle in the upcoming labor talks between their union and the U.S. automaker. However, the members of United Auto Workers... Read More »

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