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Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Study Finds Long-Term Unemployed Equally Qualified For Jobs

Research tracked different aspects of job performance

A new study has found that the long-term unemployed make equally strong hires as employees who have shown a consistent work history. Read More »

Ford To Hire 3,000 White-Collar Workers -- Via Social Media

Ford To Hire 3,000 White-Collar Workers -- Via Social Media

Most of the recruiting will be via social media. 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 »

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 »

Ford Plans $760 Million Assembly Plant -- In China

Ford Plans $760 Million Assembly Plant -- In China

By Elaine Kurtenbach SHANGHAI -- Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $760 million auto assembly plant in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, part of a doubling of its production capacity in the world's biggest vehicle market as it strives to catch up with rivals. Read More »

Ex-SF Giants Employee Sentenced For Embezzlement

Ex-SF Giants Employee Sentenced For Embezzlement

A former payroll manager for the San Francisco Giants has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after she admitted to embezzling $2.2 million. 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

By Douglas A. McIntyre Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history. According to information 24/7 Wall St. has... Read More »

Ford Workers Approve New Contract, 63 Percent In Favor

Ford Workers Approve New Contract, 63 Percent In Favor

By Tom Fisher and Dee-Ann Durbin DETROIT (AP) -- Union workers at Ford Motor Co. overcame early opposition to a new four-year contract with the company and overwhelmingly approved the deal in voting that lasted two weeks. 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 »

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 »

Ford, UAW Leaders Have Tentative Contract Deal

Ford, UAW Leaders Have Tentative Contract Deal

By Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin NEW YORK (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers have come to terms on a new four-year contract that trades annual pay raises for profit sharing and a signing bonus and promises thousands of new jobs building cars and trucks. Details weren't released, but the... Read More »

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers may be nearing a tentative contract agreement with Ford. The union has called leaders from factories across the nation to Detroit on Tuesday. That usually means a deal has been reached. Read More »

Ford May Add 10,000 U.S. Jobs, Move Fusion Production North

Ford May Add 10,000 U.S. Jobs, Move Fusion Production North

The Detroit Three have been steadily adding jobs in recent years as the nascent economic recovery has struggled to gain a foothold. Now, with negotiations underway with the United Auto Workers for a new four-year contract, reports have surfaced that Ford Motor is seeking to add up to 10,000 jobs in the U.S.,... 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 »

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