As automaker woes mount, threat seen to jobs growth and Trump's 'manufacturing renaissance'

By MarketWatch

Jul 10, 2017

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

The auto industry’s boom times are braking to a halt, claiming manufacturing jobs and complicating President Donald Trump’s promises to unleash a manufacturing “renaissance” in America.

General Motors plans to keep plants closed for 10 weeks this summer, far longer than the normal two weeks that auto makers spend “retooling” their factories every year. Other companies are planning permanent job cuts: Ford said in May that it would cut 10% of its global workforce.

Auto manufacturing lost jobs in June for the third month in a row, the Labor Department said.

Read the full story at

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.


No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments