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Auto industry sees big employment gains

Posted on January 17th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

The American automobile industryis far past the financial devastation it suffered during the recession and several U.S. car makers have announced extensive hiring plans for the coming year.

Ford announced it will hire 2,200 U.S. salaried workers in 2013 to accommodate healthy sales and production numbers in North America, Workforce magazine reports.

In 2012, Ford added 8,100 hourly and salaried positions. Production capacity and improvements in engineering, manufacturing and other areas have kept the company on the path of expansion.

Auto empire General Motors has announced major plans for workforce expansion, as well. On Tuesday, the company stated it has added 18,000 new jobs since its bankruptcy in 2011 and would soon exceed 20,000 positions, according to Detroit Free Press. Further information is expected soon about specific job locations and positions.

Meanwhile, Chrysler Group is expected to create as many as 1,350 jobs in Indiana, USA Today reported.

On Monday, the auto group announced plans to spend $162 million to complete plans on the Getrag plant and to bring in 850 people to run it. Another 500 new jobs could be added at the Kokomo as well.

The workforce expansion in the auto business is likely to reverberate in other industries. Businesses should consider outsourcing HR administration and payrolling to effectively manage changes ahead.

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