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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GM, Chrysler and Metro Cars Adding Automobile Transportation Industry Related Jobs to Michigan

2011 Chevrolet Volt photographed in College Pa...Image via Wikipedia
General Motors Chevrolet Volt production
will add jobs to Southeastern Michigan
over the next couple of years

Employment opportunities in the automobile transportation industry are on their way back to Southeastern Michigan, as General Motors, Chrysler Group and Metro Cars announce adding jobs to the region, over the next year.

General Motors, riding the popularity of  the first Chevrolet Volt’s being produced at the Hamtramck Assembly Center near Detroit, Michigan announced on November 30th, the company will be adding 1000 engineers and researchers over the next two years.   

The employment opportunities will build on General Motors strategy to develop, validate and manufacture the electronic battery, motor and power control technology, which is driving the future of the company production activities.
“GM is going to lead the industry in the adoption of various vehicle electrification technologies, whether its electric vehicles with extended-range capability, like the Chevrolet Volt, or the recently introduced eAssist technology that will debut on the 2012 Buick LaCrosse,” General Motors CEO Don Akerson said.
“We want to give our customers energy choices other than petroleum and to make the automobile part of the solution when it comes to the environment." Akerson noted.
To apply for employment opportunities at the company, visit the General Motors Careers website.

Chrysler Group also announced that they will be adding 1000 engineers and other high-technology workers, as the company expands its’ small and medium range automobile production.
"Approximately 60 percent of the new hires will be employed directly by Chrysler, while 40% will work through various contract agencies", said Lisa Wicker, Chrysler's recruiting chief. "Most will be employed at the company's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan", Wicker stated to the Wall Street Journal.
With the 1,000 engineering hires, Chrysler will have added or announced the addition of 6,000 jobs since its exit from bankruptcy and President Obama's automobile industry bailout. Its overall total North America employment was 51,663 as of June compared with 47,788 at the end of June 2009

To inquire about experienced and entry level job openings at Chrysler, visit the company careers page.

Metro Cars, local provider of chauffeured sedan, limousine and group transportation services, has openings for van and bus drivers as well as customer service representatives.

Drivers must be 25 years old and possess a CDL driver's license endorsement. Customer service representative must be detail-oriented, friendly and have outgoing personalities, Detroit-Fox 2 News notes.

Interested parties can apply in person at Metro Cars, 24957 Breast Road in Taylor, Michigan.

What are your thoughts on this article? Are you encouraged by the automobile industry related employment opportunities for your job search? Feel free to comment on this story below!
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