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Automotive Industry Overview

The US automotive repair and maintenance industry includes about 165,000 locations with total annual revenue of $85 billion, according to Hoovers. The largest companies offering automotive jobs in this sector include Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, Precision Auto Care and Safelite Group. The auto service industry is highly fragmented. The 50 largest companies generate less than 10 percent of revenue. Most jobs in automotive service are with independent shops and one of the country’s 45,000 auto dealerships.

US auto manufacturing is dominated by GM, Ford and Chrysler and increasingly by Asian automakers such as Toyota and Honda. Detroit’s Big Three ring up about $200 billion in annual sales, according to Hoovers. Car dealers bring in about $700 billion at retail.

Automotive Job Market

Automotive service technicians and mechanics held more than 720,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Nearly 1.7 million people held jobs at motor vehicle and parts dealers as of June 2012, the BLS reports. A further 153,310 worked in motor vehicle manufacturing as of May 2011.

Much job growth in the automotive service industry will be concentrated toward the high and low ends of technological expertise. All vehicles need oil changes and brake shoe replacement, so the skills required to perform these low-tech tasks will remain in demand. At the high end, computer diagnostics of engines and other vehicle systems are continuously evolving, so auto technicians with the ability to keep up with these changes should find automotive work. As carmakers strive to make their products safer and more fuel efficient in response to consumer demand and government mandate, automotive engineers should find ample automotive job opportunities.

New car dealers, having suffered a wave of consolidation through the 2007-2009 recession, are now cautiously increasing headcount, according to an April 2012 IBISWorld report.

Common automotive careers include auto mechanic, automotive service manager, service writer, automotive sales manager, automotive mechanical engineer, automotive applications engineer and automotive plant manager.

Automotive Salaries

Automotive service technicians and mechanics earned mean wages of $38,560 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Average salaries for mechanical engineers working in motor vehicle manufacturing were $95,080. Team assemblers earned an average of $47,570.

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Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
RETAIL SALES POSITION FOR PICTURE FRAME DESIGNER IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL. Position requires active knowledge of the framing and design industry. With our expansion into the Chicago area, we are offering a full time sales position for our new custom frame shop in Arlington Heights. Duties include working with customers at the sales counter designing their art, shadowbox projects, sports memorabili...
Quintiles (NYSE: Q) is the world’s largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more than 29,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100 countries. We helped develop or commercialize all of 2013’s top-100 best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and depth of our service offerings along with extensive thera...
Current Need The purpose of this position is to assist management on transfer pricing issues and tax planning related to international and foreign transactions (e.g., acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and financings). The Tax Planning Manager will assist the Director of International Tax Planning, Sr. Director of Tax Planning and the Sr. Director of Global Transfer Pricing with day-to-da...
Randstad Staffing supports a large financial/investment services client in Northwest San Antonio. Our client is seeking reliable contract employees for an 18 month assignment, flexible hours, paying $14.37 per hour. Processing representatives will provide administrative processing support and make outbound calls to clients for a high-volume, high-profile financial services company in the Northwest...
SUMMARY: The Quality Engineer II is responsible for developing the full reliability and inspection plan for all new products. This person evaluates products, manufacturing processes, assembly processes, and supports quality control activities through training, inspection procedure preparation, and technical support. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be a...
Now hiring for the following departments - Wash bay - Shipping - Paint shop - reconditioning Must be reliable and willing to learn. Mechanical ability a plus. Day-shift, production environment. Can apply in person Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm 2100 Market St Auburn PA 17922, Call or fax resume....
HE&M, Inc., an international leader in metal cutting technology is currently seeking a motivated individual for an Engineering Manager position located in Pryor, Oklahoma. This individual must have strong manufacturing experience as well as leadership experience. Duties: · Lead an Engineering department consisting of engineers, designers and drafters to research, design, evaluate, install, operate...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Child Care Teacher (Pre-K Teacher) - Child Development Center Job Number: 2014445 Job Description: The Child Care Teacher is responsible for providing quality early education and care by planning, developing and implementing a developmental program for young children. The classrooms are age specific and range from infancy through prekindergarten. The teacher i...
Hallmark Field Merchandisers are responsible for maintaining the greeting card departments in all or our wholesale and retail businesses. It’s a job that requires a lot of organization, customer service and initiative. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-cube career and want to play an important role in helping consumers feel connected to what matters most, check out our current merchandising oppo...
UX / UI Designer Looking for rock star UX / UI Designers! As the UX / UI Designer, you will be working with a creative team repurposing current print assets for relevant web/online use. You will be designing new websites, mobile apps and redesigning current websites. UX / UI Designer requirements - Wireframe - Photoshop - Illustrator - InDesign - Banner ads...
Well established Corpus Christi, Texas based MEP Engineering firm seeking to employ a commercial HVAC systems Engineer in training for the Victoria, Texas area. Minimum 3 years HVAC design and/or construction experience required. Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, EIT/FE certification also required. Visit our website at
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At St. Jude Medical every one of us plays a role in our collective ability to save and improve lives. As an organization, we want to continue to grow and lead our industry in changing the way the world views the treatment of expensive, epidemic diseases. By seeing things from a different perspective, using our imagination, leading with character, and working with passion, we all have a role to pla...
TalentBid IT is a niche recruiting company focused on ERP and related IT contract roles. Our direct client is looking for a Change Management Analyst. Our Direct client is seeking a Change Management expert to be part of their project team. This individual should have experience with Change Management on large multifunction projects. The following business functions will be impacted: Order Managem...
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an opportunity in Springdale, AR. Our client is looking for a Senior EDI Analyst for a 6 month contract-to-hire position within their organization. General Description: This position is responsible for coordinating project tasks with the Business Development, Implementation, Support, Information Technology, and various project managers for both dom...
TalentBid IT is a niche recruiting company focused on ERP and related IT contract roles. Our direct client is looking for a Business Systems Analyst in Wichita, KS. You can find more information below. General Description: Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems, process, and needs; is the liaison between the business and IT Elicits and documents business requirements, aiding in the cons...
Sr. OBIEE Developer We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an opportunity in Mountain View, CA. Our client is looking for an OBIEE/OBIA Developer for a 5 month contract position within their organization. Please contact Rhea at ***** if you have any questions. Qualifications: Expert knowledge in OBIEE 11g and data warehouse implementation projects. Expert knowledge in OB...
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