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May 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Auto Industry Hiring Spree

Job Openings

Via: Huffington Post

The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles.

The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From coast to coast, the industry is in top gear.

Factories are operating at about 95 PERCENT of CAPACITY, and many are already running THREE SHIFTS. As a result, some auto and parts companies are doing something they’ve been reluctant to consider since the recession: Adding floor space and spending millions of dollars on new equipment.

We’re really bumping up against the edge,” says Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Automotive, which forecasts auto production. “So it really is brick-and-mortar time.”

The auto industry’s stepped-up hiring will help sustain the nation’s job growth and help fuel consumer spending. On Friday, the government said U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, roughly the monthly average for the past year and a sign  of the economy’s resilience.

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Read more, HERE:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/09/auto-industry-hiring-spree_n_3411531.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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Thank Gawd, President Obama kept GM and Chrysler afloat!

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June 10, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2 of 2 – GM to ADD 2,000 Jobs in Michigan

Via: Detroit News

General Motors Co. and the state announced Monday that GM will create 2,000  new jobs in Michigan, beginning with up to 1,500 at a new information technology  innovation center in Warren.

It’s unclear where GM would add the other 500 jobs, but the state says the  innovation center is the first of three projects the company will announce.

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Thirty percent or more of those 1,500 hires could be recent college graduates,  as GM plans a large recruiting initiative with southeastern Michigan colleges  and universities, Mott said.

He expects some people who left Michigan for other  jobs will return for the new opportunities.

Read more, HERE: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121008/AUTO0103/210080340#ixzz28q999Oc0

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October 10, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo of the Day

Paul Ryan told the convention that President Obama is ‘somehow’ responsible for closing this Janesville, Wisconsin, GM plant.

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FACT 1: The decision to close the plant was made long before December 23, 2008.

FACT 2: President Obama was ignaguarated on January 20, 2009.

FACT 3: Ryan is a lyin’ sack of shit!

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September 1, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Detroit – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

‘Traffic at 5:30 on 2nd Avenue at West Grand Boulevard, Detroit. July 1942.’

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See more images of Detroit, Michigan; HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/246

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>>> “It’s halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin” <<<

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personal thought:

Thank You Mister President for saving Chrysler and General Motors; thus, giving the ‘Great City of Detroit’, a chance to come back.

RE-ELECT Obama/Biden!

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May 25, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, President Obama, U.S. Cities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romney Aide Outlines Bold New Campaign Strategy of Stealing Credit For All Good Things

Via: Wonkette

Mitt Romney gopher Eric Fehrnstrom is on a one-man mission to rescue political comedy this campaign season, bless his heart.

First there was that time he gleefully marched out in front of the teevee camera to call his boss an Etch a Sketch, for being shifty.

Now he is hilariously running around claiming that Mitt Romney is a terrible secret socialist who masterminded the popular auto industry bailout despite his extremely public stance against it. “His position on the bailout was EXACTLY what President Obama followed,” Fehrnstrom said.

It is a bit of a weird thing to say!

Let’s check WaPo for the full soundbite:

“His position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed,” Fehrnstrom said. “He said, ‘If you want to save the auto industry, just don’t write them a check. That will seal their doom. What they need to do is go through a managed bankruptcy process.’ ”

“Consider that the crown jewel. The only economic success that President Obama has had,” Fehrnstrom said, “is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.”

Mitt Romney of course was the go-to authority on the auto industry in 2008 as a bored, unemployed multimillionaire not holding office.

Here is the point, though: Mittens and his magic underpants will now have all the credit for magically making all good and popular things come to pass (except increased access to health care).

Take it away.

http://wonkette.com/471357/romney-aide-outlines-bold-new-strategy-of-stealing-credit-for-all-good-things

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May 1, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama Attacks Romney at UAW

Via: Atlantic Wire

President Obama, launching his most direct campaign attack yet at a Republican foe, on Tuesday mocked Mitt Romney’s stance on the automobile industry, telling autoworkers that the former Massachusetts governor’s recent statements are an effort to “rewrite history” and “a load of you-know-what.”

The stinging assault on Romney came in remarks to the United Auto Workers convention in Washington on the day of the Michigan primary, after a campaign in which Romney has tried to wriggle out of his controversial opposition to efforts by TWO PRESIDENTS to rescue the auto industry in 2008 and 2009.

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Obama challenged “the naysayers” to admit they were wrong to oppose the rescue efforts, to “finally come around and say that standing by American workers was the right thing to do.”

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After quoting again from Romney’s article, Obama added,

“I’ve got to admit, it’s been funny to watch some of these folks completely try to rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet.

The same folks who said if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, ‘you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.’

Now they’re saying we were right all along. Or… worse, they’re saying that the problem is that you, the workers, made out like bandits in all of this; that saving the American auto industry was just about paying back unions.”

Incredulously, the president asked: “Really?” He added, “I mean, even by the standards of this town, that’s a load of you-know-what. About 700,000 retirees saw a reduction in the health care benefits they had earned.

Many of you saw hours reduced, or pay and wages scaled back.

You gave up some of your rights as workers. Promises were made to you over the years that you gave up for the sake and survival of this industry, its workers, and their families.”

Read more, HERE:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/02/obama-attacks-romney-uaw/49260/

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Do the tight thing – Re-elect Obama/Biden.

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February 29, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Auto bailout saved 1.45 million jobs

Via: NYT

The American economy was terrifyingly close to the brink in 2008 and 2009, and the impending collapse of General Motors and Chrysler threatened to be the final push. When the companies begged the federal government to save them from financial catastrophe, President George W. Bush and later President Obama ignored strong Republican objections, saving a signature American industry and the whole country from an even deeper crash.

Four years later, there are 1.45 million people who are working as a direct result of the $80 billion bailout, according to the nonpartisan Center for Automotive Research, both at the carmakers and associated businesses downstream in the economy. Michigan’s unemployment level is at its lowest level in three years. G.M. is again the world’s biggest automaker, and both companies are reporting substantial profits.

And yet Mitt Romney, along with the other Republican presidential candidates, has spent the days before the Michigan primary denouncing the bailout that has rescued his native state. Mr. Romney has been especially vociferous in his insistence that he would have allowed the carmakers to go bankrupt, and said he believes they could somehow have clawed their way back to profitability without a dollar of federal assistance.

“The president tells us that without his intervention things in Detroit would be worse,” he wrote recently in The Detroit News. “I believe that without his intervention things there would be better.”

This critique is detached from reality.

Steven Rattner, who was Mr. Obama’s lead auto adviser, wrote in The Times on Friday that not a single dollar of private capital could be found to prop up the companies, despite desperate efforts, and he challenged Mr. Romney to name one investor who might differ.

The Detroit News, which otherwise enthusiastically endorsed Mr. Romney in the primary, said he was dead wrong about the bailout.

 ONLY the GOVERNMENT was in a position to save the auto industry from “the DARKEST HOUR of its HISTORY,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/opinion/sunday/a-million-jobs.html?_r=2&ref=opinion

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Do the Right Thing – Re-elect Obama/Biden!

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February 27, 2012 Posted by | 2012, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment