The Auto Industry is Hiring

Automakers have restored 24,500 US jobs of the 331,000 jobs lost 2006 through 2009

You know the talk about a "jobless recovery"? It's not true in the auto indsutry's corner of the economy.

The U.S. auto industry is hiring. General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and numerous suppliers indicate that the auto sector is expanding manufacturing to prepare for a more robust economy in the year to come.

Toyota is one month away from opening an auto plant in Tupelo, Miss., that it put on the back burner in 2009. David Copenhaver, the plant's vice president of administration, says 1,000 recent hires already are assembling preproduction Corollas. Toyota has begun hiring another 1,000 workers for a second shift that will come on line next year.

(More details of auto-maker hiring . . . )