Automotive industry

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The Future of Work in the Automotive Sector – Deteriorating employment and working conditions.

This summary report on the future of work in the automotive sector focuses on the major changes facing the sector. These include: the rise of emerging economies, new mobilities, the “greening” of the product, and the digitalization of production. This is in order to identify the main challenges for employment and industrial relations and to … Continue reading

Automotive Jobs in Canada – Since 2001, more than 53,000 jobs have been lost

The automotive industry’s contributions to the Canadian economy have declined significantly compared to the years between the late 1990s and mid-2000s when automotive manufacturing accounted for eleven per cent of total manufacturing GDP (Sweeney, 2013). While employment in the automotive industry has decreased since 2000, and production capacity in several segments has declined, the industry … Continue reading

Car Industry in UK – 44,000 more jobs to 750,000

Britain’s booming automotive industry now employs three quarters of a million people after adding 44,000 jobs last year. Investment by manufacturers, demand for new models and companies in the supply chain bringing work home – known as “reshoring” – helped drive the increase, according to the data from trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers … Continue reading

US / Top 10 Auto Repair Jobs In 2013 today released its list of the Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs for 2013. Standard wear and tear jobs dominated, with Brake Pad replacement coming in at number one, and other cyclical repair jobs, such as Alternator, Water Pump, Timing Belt and Spark Plug replacement rounding out the list. The company also looked at the … Continue reading

Volkswagen / New plant in southern China will offer 6,500 skilled jobs

German auto giant Volkswagen AG on Wednesday opened a new plant that aims to produce 300,000 cars annually in Foshan city in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. Continue reading

Russia / Automakers have cut jobs by 30% over 5 years

Over the past five years the number working in the Russian vehicle production fell by 29%. Output increased by 24% proving the sector has become more productive. Since  April 2012 car manufacturers cut  5% of their work force bringing the total number employed to 244,000, business daily Vedomosti reports. Most jobs were cut after the … Continue reading

BC / The auto sector needs skilled labour

The Automobile Retailers Association and its industry partners have conducted a study to identify future labour needs of the sector. The research project took an industry “pulse check” to compare future labour demand with anticipated supply to see how they will align. The project identified a future gap in all employment areas in the automotive … Continue reading

Europe / Auto Market contracted in March

European new car sales contracted in March for an 18th consecutive month, industry data showed Wednesday, led by declines in Germany and France. New vehicle registrations in the European Union fell 10.2 percent in March from a year earlier, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association reported from Brussels, to 1.3 million vehicles from about 1.5 million … Continue reading

France / New labor deal at Renault

French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) has won support from workers for a nationwide deal on pay and conditions to boost its competitiveness as a second union gave its backing to the move on Wednesday. Force Ouvriere said in a statement that it had decided by a large majority to sign the new agreement “for a new … Continue reading

EU – Stimulating car industry

The European Union on Thursday launched an action plan to bolster the struggling car industry – its first concerted response to a worsening crisis that is hurting some of the continent’s biggest companies and endangering tens of thousands of jobs. Carmakers welcomed the plan’s long-term measures to support the sector but urged the EU to … Continue reading

GM | 700 jobs to be created at Ellesmere Port

General Motors is creating 700 jobs at its Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire along with hundreds more in the supply chain to build the new model of its Astra compact car in the latest fillip for Britain’s car industry. The US automaker is to invest £125m in the plant after its 2,100 workers agreed a … Continue reading

UK | Nissan new hatchback will create 1,000 jobs

Japanese car giant Nissan is to build a new hatchback at its UK plant, creating more than 1,000 jobs at the site and at component companies. The announcement was made by Prime Minister David Cameron and Nissan chief operating officer Toshiyuki Shiga, during a visit to Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan on Tuesday. The new … Continue reading

Skills Gap | Car Maker | More jobs than job seekers

After laying-off tens of thousands of employees in 2009, automakers and engineering firms are racing to fill new positions. Paul Eisenstein writes on The Detroit Bureau that at a recent career fair, job openings weren’t in short supply – job seekers were. Or more precisely, qualified job-seekers. Source: Read More @ More jobs than job seekers, … Continue reading

GM | Job losses to come from its European business

The Guardian – GM would stick to a labour deal that limits factory closures before 2014, Girsky indicated nonetheless that there would be job losses from its European business. “We know in the future that there may not be the same amount of people here as there are today. It is important that we create … Continue reading

GM | Volt | 1300 Temporarily Layoffs

General Motors will temporarily lay off 1,300 workers for five weeks at one of its Detroit plants. The car maker confirmed to FOX Business Network that the layoffs will run from March 19 to April 23 and will coincide with halts in the production of GM’s Chevrolet Volt and the Opel Ampera. The company said … Continue reading

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