Auto Industry Adding Jobs as Sales Reach a Five-Year High for November; EmploymentCrossing Reports 28,000 Auto Job Openings

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With increased sales in November, resulting in a five-year high, the auto industry is once again adding jobs.

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EmploymentCrossing.com has also noticed an increase in the number of auto job openings nationwide.

All the leading automakers, both domestic and foreign-owned, reported higher sales this November. This was the best November in terms of auto sales since 2007.

Reuters reports that sales increased by 15 percent compared to October and reached 1.14 million. Analysts who talked to Reuters have said that the reasons for this increase are an economy that is booming again compared to the last five years and people needing to replace their cars. Buyers who had delayed buying cars because of Hurricane Sandy also bought cars in November. In addition to these factors, car loans are more easily available now.

The increased sales are also resulting in more auto jobs in America. Honda recently announced that it would hire 200 more workers at its plant in Anna, Ohio. Job aggregator EmploymentCrossing.com has also noticed an increase in the number of auto job openings nationwide. The site currently has tracked down 28,000 auto industry job openings. Most of them are in auto parts firms, dealerships and other activities related to the auto industry.

Among the Big Three, Chrysler saw the biggest increase with a 14 percent increase in sales compared to November 2011. Ford was in second place with 6.5 percent and General Motors came last with a 3 percent rise in sales.

Some foreign-owned car makers also saw a huge increase in sales. Honda saw sales increase by 39 percent compared to last November. Volkswagen also reported a 35 percent rise in sales and Toyota saw 17 percent increase in its auto sales.

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