The U.S. Auto Industry Drives Domestic Job Creation
From research labs and supplier factories to assembly lines and dealership showrooms, U.S. automakers, their suppliers, their dealerships, and the local businesses that support them are responsible for more than 7.25 million U.S. jobs. No manufacturing sector employs more U.S. workers.
Together, the 15 major automakers competing in the U.S. directly employ about 388,000 U.S. workers. FCA US, Ford, and General Motors employ 238,000 of these U.S. workers, meaning that FCA US, Ford, and General Motors employ nearly 2 out of 3 of America’s autoworkers.
The fact that FCA US, Ford, and General Motors account for 64% of U.S. auto jobs is remarkable, especially considering that they account for only 44% of U.S. market share.
FCA US, Ford, and General Motors produce more of their vehicles here, conduct more of their research here, and buy more of their parts here. As a result, they have based nearly seven times more of their global workforce in the U.S. than their competitors.
US Employment (YE 2018)
FCA US/Ford/ General Motors employ 2 out of 3 of America’s autoworkers, translating to 238,000 jobs.
Industries with Top 10 Highest Job Multipliers (2018)
\t\tSince launching the new GM last July, we've announced U.S. production increases and investments that total more than $1.4 billion and create more than 5,500 jobs.
- \t\t\tChevrolet Cruze program represents a $500 million investment in U.S. manufacturing operations, which includes more than $350 million to re-tool the Lordstown facility.
- \t\t\tWe announced a second shift at Lordstown last August that restored just over 1,000 jobs.
- \t\t\tLast September, we announced third shifts for our Lansing Delta Township, Fort Wayne, and Fairfax, Kansas assembly plants – adding another 2,400 jobs. The third shift at Fairfax started late last month; the third shifts at Lansing Delta Township and Fort Wayne will begin in the second quarter.
- \t\t\tIn December, we detailed our $700 million investment in eight Michigan-area facilities related to production of the Chevy Volt.
- \t\t\tLast month, our Arlington, Texas, plant added overtime in order to increase production.
- \t\t\tAlso last month, we announced a $246 million investment to develop and manufacture electric motors in White Marsh, Maryland, which will create about 200 jobs. Research and engineering facilities in Michigan, Indiana, and California are also receiving investments.
- \t\t\tAnd just last week, we announced an investment of nearly $500 million in three powertrain plants – Tonawanda, NY; Defiance, OH; and Bay City, MI – for production of the next-generation Ecotec engine that we’ll use in the Cruze – about 550 jobs between the three plants.
\t\tThese actions affect 7 states and 18 different U.S. facilities, and represent a commitment to our future, to the communities that support us, and to the United States.
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