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Research Group Sees Rise in Autos Jobs
Source: WSJ

Employment in the U.S. auto industry will increase by as much as 150,000 new jobs over the next four years, a leading industry research center said Tuesday.

The Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., estimates that auto makers in the U.S. could add up to as much as 30,000 hourly and salaried workers to their ranks with an additional 120,000 jobs in the auto-parts sector. Car-related jobs in Michigan, for example, already increased 24% from July 2009 to September of this year.

The analysis came just weeks after the Detroit ThreeFord Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLCinked new labor pacts with the United Auto Workers union for four-year contracts. While the agreements aren't considered as transformative as the one in 2007, they nonetheless continued the march for workers to trade guarantee of gold-plated wages and benefits for job security and pay increases that are tied to the health of the company. In exchange, workers agreed to forgo cost-of-living increases that, until recently, had long been a way of life for Detroit's auto workers.

Higher-wage workers are receiving inducements to leave, paving way for lesser paid new hires. Lower-wage workers will see a bump in pay.

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Google the title for full article. Only 5% of CAR's funding is from corporations; 30% came from government. This is CAR's list of recent publications, but this study isn't listed.
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