U.S. Auto Plants Continue To Add Jobs As Manufacturing Revival Rolls On

David Schepp
Auto plants manufacturing jobs
Auto plants manufacturing jobs

For U.S. automakers, 2011 was a comeback year. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group not only sold more vehicles than they did in the previous year, they also continued to add jobs, contributing to a revival in manufacturing within an industry that was but given up for lost.

The latest job-creation announcement came Tuesday from GM, which said it plans to expand operations in Arlington, Texas, adding a parts plant and about 180 jobs when construction of the new wing is complete next year.