Automakers Continue to Add Jobs But Are A Long Way Off From The Recent Past
Unfortunately this does not stem the tide of decreasing manufacturing positions within or outside the US. According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics paper on US Employment Outlook: 2010?2020 (Jan ? 2012), the massive number of manufacturing jobs lost between 2000 and 2010 will not be coming back. The Big Three employed 417,623 workers worldwide last year -- a long way off the 1.1 million at the start of the century. From the latest company releases, GM (212,000), Ford (171,000) and Chrysler (71,114) employ just over 450,000 employees worldwide, a long way off from the 1.1 million employed in 2000.