- Labor shortages are a national problem that ripples through the world’s largest automakers.
- The challenge is serious enough that the Michigan Manufacturers Association must aggressively promote auto manufacturing jobs.
- Employers in the auto industry are not only competing with each other for talent, but also with other industries that are experiencing the same labor shortages.
DETROIT — The auto industry has its signs of “recruitment,” but few are applying and some are leaving before lunchtime.
It’s a nationwide problem that has hit small, family-owned suppliers and rippled through the world’s largest automakers.
The challenge is serious enough that the Michigan Manufacturers Association has increased its budget and appointed a new director of workforce development to aggressively promote auto manufacturing jobs.
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