U.s. Auto Sector Employment Hits 5-year-high

Auto Jobs: Sign of the Times

Auto dealers added 42,000 jobs over the last year to 1.16 million. (Charles V. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140207/AUTO01/302070080

Automotive manufacturing jobs: Employment growth, new opportunities in state

At the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama more than 20,000 people have applied for one of the 877 job openings. The surge of people applying may seem unusual, but it's not. Take a look: Last summer Ford had more than 18,000 people apply for one of 1,800 jobs at the retooled Louisville plant. That plant will open and start building the Edge SUV in mid-June. In 2011, more than 41,000 applied for one of the 1,300 positions at the new Toyota plant in Tupelo, Mississippi. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnbc.com/id/47614988

He said these workers are valued assets for both assembly and supplier plants. "You have a whole lot of opportunities in automotive beside Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai and Toyota," said Haywood. Those who build experience in the supplier plants can find rewarding careers there or opt to work for the larger firms. Experience is the key to employment, Haywood said. Although Honda's approximately 4,600 employees vary in their skill sets, from maintenance to packaging, all must be proficient in their specialty when hired. Not every automotive job involves manufacturing or assembling car, truck or SUV parts. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://blog.al.com/bhamjobs/2008/03/automotive_manufacturing_jobs.html

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