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Trump, tweets couldn't save U.S. auto jobs in 2017

By BayAreaObserver following x   2018 Jan 13, 8:31am 273 views   14 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


Economic analysts note that the 2,500 jobs Fiat Chrysler plans to create at the Warren Truck Plant lags the auto manufacturing jobs lost in 2017.

Despite the significant development, announced Thursday, which FCA confirmed will lead to hiring in 2020, auto industry analysts say many jobs will go to autoworkers whose jobs will have been eliminated at other plants and also by shifting temporary workers into full-time roles.

“On the net, we’re down this year in automotive jobs that tie closely to production” in the U.S., she said. “Overall, we’ve flattened out if not come down a little bit in the auto industry.”

Motor vehicle and parts manufacturing employment in the U.S. declined from 788,900 in December 2016 to 783,200 in November 2017, Dziczek said.

The president's focus on job creation won support from industrial heartland voters during his campaign. And in March 2017, he praised General Motors when he flew to Detroit to highlight the importance of American manufacturing. That same day, GM announced plans for 900 new or retained jobs in Michigan within 12 months.

This week, GM confirmed a net loss of 3,500 hourly manufacturing jobs in 2017.

More: https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/01/12/trump-gm-ford-fiat-chrysler-jobs/1018786001/

Related:

Despite Trump threats, vehicle imports from Mexico hit an all-time high

•Vehicles imported to the U.S. from Mexico have climbed to an all-time high.

•New data from Mexico's auto industry shows the country exported 2.33 million vehicles to the U.S. in 2017, an increase of 9.4 percent.

•One factor has been the growing appetite for pickup trucks.

Trump's push for automakers to increase U.S. manufacturing jobs is hampered as companies wait to see what will be decided on trade policy, automakers and analysts told the Free Press. Dziczek and others point out that FCA's announcement protects the company should Trump pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement and carry out threats to impose tariffs on vehicles imported from Mexico.

A few announcements may continue into 2018, but a net jobs gain versus a change in production strategy is unlikely.

"Companies are fulfilling peak demand with existing capacity. No one is going to duplicate capacity for tax purposes," Dziczek said, referencing FCA's praise of the new U.S. tax law. "We'll wait and see. But things will probably just hold steady. I don't see a big gain."

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2018/01/12/trump-gm-ford-fiat-chrysler-jobs/1018786001/

#Jobs #Economics #AutomobileIndustry


1   just any guy   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 8:44am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Trump also couldn't save layoffs at Blackberry and dot-matrix printer manufacturers. What other failing industry can we blame Trump for? Keep searching CNN for more anti-Trump articles.
2   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 13, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

To whom it may concern, I do not use Google, read or scan CNN however I do have a daily list of sources I go through each day from within the U.S. and around the world.
3   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 13, 9:47am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

In the end companies will do what economics demands they do. There is only so much arm twisting Trump can do.
Just watch the coal mining jobs collapse at a rate unmatched by any industry.
4   just any guy   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 10:04am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

BayAreaObserver says
To whom it may concern, I do not use Google, read or scan CNN however I do have a daily list of sources I go through each day from within the U.S. and around the world.
As someone representing the logical majority, posting articles with such political spin only serve to discredit its poster.
5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2018 Jan 13, 10:36am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

I had to listen to a Liberal idiot drone about how Trump PROMISED he said as he yelled how Trump promised Carrier AC wouldn't go to Mexico, but they did. Like it was somehow Trump's failing rather than the stupid political move on the part of Carrier and all of the Resist actors that lobbied them to do regardless.
In the meantime this Idiot in in sales at our company got a huge bonus this year, way more than the tech department employees got.
Because sales are through the roof.
6   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 13, 10:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

"As someone representing the logical majority, posting articles with such political spin only serve to discredit its poster".

To whom it may concern, this news kind of shoots the increased auto industry jobs narrative right to hell - in a hand basket no less.

As for political spin one need only peruse the postings and some of the sources.
7   anon_57cc2   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 12:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

And the Toyota-Hyundai Plant opening in Alabama on 2500 acres of former cotton land worth ~$2B, is that a new or old job?
8   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 13, 12:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

"Like it was somehow Trump's failing rather than the stupid political move on the part of Carrier"

More like Mike Pence's shenanigans, if you want to get right down to it but the Dotard played along and got as much mileage out of it as he could and if you think this was swell, wait until you see the infrastructure plan modeled after Indiana's failed plan. Again courtesy of Mike P.

"And the Toyota-Hyundai Plant opening in Alabama on 2500 acres of former cotton land worth ~$2B, is that a new or old job?"

And the thread is about jobs in 2017 yes ?

Jobs that did not get saved despite the blather and tweets from the Dotard, no acknowledgement on the part of the administration that "no one is going to duplicate capacity for tax purposes" which so many people have been saying on here for oh so long. That applies to other industries as well.

Desperation is terrible to watch in action....
9   anon_13ce6   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 12:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

just any guy says
Trump also couldn't save layoffs at Blackberry and dot-matrix printer manufacturers. What other failing industry can we blame Trump for? Keep searching CNN for more anti-Trump articles.


So you are of the mind that the auto industry is going the way of the dot matrix printer industry?
10   anon_a4cd7   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 12:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

But but but I get $2K back this year!!! And stocks are going up so things must be getting better right? Right? I’m too dumb for math so someone help!!!
11   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 13, 12:36pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

@Patrick - sure seems like some posters are trying to go out of their way to start a flame war and or personal attacks. Any thoughts ?
12   just any guy   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 2:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

anon_13ce6 says
So you are of the mind that the auto industry is going the way of the dot matrix printer industry?
No.
13   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 13, 2:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

BayAreaObserver says
@Patrick - sure seems like some posters are trying to go out of their way to start a flame war and or personal attacks. Any thoughts ?


Please email me with the url of any comment that's a personal attack and I'll delete it! p@patrick.net

Just click the date of the comment and copy the resulting url from the browser location. Thanks.
14   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (26)   2018 Jan 13, 4:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

At least Michelle had a dick!

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