FILE - In this combo made with file photos, logos for the Big Three automobile manufacturers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler, are shown. The Detroit Three have made big improvements to new vehicle quality over the last year, but still lag behind their foreign competitors, according to the marketing and consulting company J.D. Power and Associates. (AP File Photos)
They;re all making real money right now, they're trying to make up for lost time during the Great Recession, so they've deliberately held their hiring down, trying to get maximum profits and maximum people - they just ran out.
JOHN MCELROY/ AUTO INDUSTRY EXPERT
There is good news if you're looking for a job; hiring should pick up during the third quarter, with the largest number of companies looking for workers since the end of 2008.
At the same time, employers are being cautious about their long-term outlook, because they're uncertain about overseas economies, and the costs of the federal health care expansion.
As for the upcoming jobs, some of this will be in the auto industry.
Experts say the big three and parts companies may add 35,000 jobs over the next year.
The reason for this boom? Most factories have added shifts, and are working at near full capacity.
An expert says the companies should have been hiring months ago.
He said the needed jobs will be in every field, including line workers, skilled tradesmen, and administration.