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Automakers' new jobs leave many without a chance

Tennessean -- For 29-year-old widow Jennifer Pilch, the journey to a full-time job at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne included more than 5 years as a temporary worker.

Thousands more — including Paul Roberts, who was laid off for about 30 months — have spent fruitless hours searching online for the 6,500 Michigan jobs the Detroit Three have added since 2009.

Pilch’s and Roberts’ experiences illustrate the hope and frustration of the auto industry’s continuing recovery: For every person who gets a coveted job on the line, hundreds more don’t.

Most assembly line production jobs require a high school diploma or GED, and for the Detroit Three, all start at $15.78 per hour.

In many cases, hourly postings on jobs sites have been kept quiet, giving de facto preference to people who know someone in


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 7:20:46 AM

seems that's a "nice" way to pay back the people who made D3 what it was (doubt it ever will be the same after this economic trouble).
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 10:17:59 PM


This whole thing stinks! Jobs should be (if qualified) FIRST COME, first hired.
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 7:37:30 AM

What, the bailout didn't work
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 6:15:32 AM

As long as another person gets a job
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 4:49:00 AM

When starting out you have to gain the experience and know how to get higher pay. If you are not willing to work for it, then stay at the lower pay rate or stay at home and have No Job.
With Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the good paying jobs are Not there! Barry can spin the jobs numbers so they look much better than what they really are, he's a smooooth talker if there ever was one!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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tamanite
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:35:19 PM

If you are really determined to spend your life working for someone else, consider one of the myriad of those in the health care industry. Baby boomers are getting sick left and right and there are never enough workers to care for them all.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:21:00 PM

Go ask the GREAT SAGE OBAMA if the bailout was the answer.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:17:57 PM

None of this surprises me, especially the hundreds or thousands waiting for a job opening while only a few get them.
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OldMoses
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:17:29 PM

It's always been that way at GM and Ford around Atlanta, if you don't know someone, you won't get hired.
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DrLyon
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:14:45 PM

Better job training is needed....
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:13:59 PM

If you know somebody, you may get the job.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:13:55 PM

Honda might be hiring?
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:11:31 PM

Ok
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miser709
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:11:09 PM

What's sad is $15.78 an hour is a good wage for someone with a high school diploma or GED.
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people might need to chase their jobs overseas
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:09:35 PM

want a job ? It's not what you know, but WHO you know
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:09:23 PM

sad stuff here.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:09:13 PM

"The people I see working steady jobs with no layoffs are those who have created their own jobs. Find a need and satisfy it! "

NO! NO! NO!....obama says someone else created those jobs!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:08:47 PM

this economy is in the crapper
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:06:43 PM

ok
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Okay
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I feel for the unemployed. They got the shaft.
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tamanite
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:02:03 PM

The people I see working steady jobs with no layoffs are those who have created their own jobs. Find a need and satisfy it!
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 11:02:01 PM

ok
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ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:57:07 PM

Not just Automakers...
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:56:12 PM

Wow...$15.78 an hour!

Time to get off the grid and screw employers by learning to work for yourselves. The work involved to drag your ass out to a job for such pitifull wages in a factory is better spent working on the house.

Screw em'...Farm it all out to China. Meanwhile we can do things that China cannot do like grow more than enough food.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:54:26 PM

Good job to have if you can get it. I missed my chance due to having to relocate.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:54:13 PM

From maninthehat "friends of Koch Bros. "
What the hell does that even mean in context of this article
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:52:15 PM

The auto sector will hire less and less people in the future as robotics and automation replace humans on the line.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:50:41 PM

That sucks. It should be open to anyone.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:50:41 PM

Doesn't look like our Obama dude is doing such a great job with jobs in America
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:50:26 PM

...
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:50:16 PM

another sign of a dying economy
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:49:42 PM

More job like this are needed for the economy to recover. Companies need to stop sending jobs overseas!
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More jobs for Americans is good, maybe not as many as we would like but at least some auto workers are going back to work
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:46:31 PM

The real full time jobs are gone for ever and with it the earnings to support a family.
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Here we go round the mulberry bush!
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The fix is in.

The Chicago way.
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Bad news.
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NOT GOOD NEWS!
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No Surprise!
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blah blah blah...what else is new?
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good luck
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We need more jobs.
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many ways to get hired, knowing the right people never hurts
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Automobile employment will never be what it was ... but it is better than it might have been
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:13:10 PM

So why is this different from any other industry. There are not enough jobs to go around in this economy for anyone, particularly if you don't have much of an education.
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:13:01 PM

OK!
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Go cheap - go south
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