In the most recent jobs report, the BLS noted that motor vehicle manufacturing saw job gains of about 7,000 during June. We thought it would be interesting to take a look at hiring demand by auto manufacturing employers, what jobs are being recruited, the skills that candidates need, and how hard these positions are going to be for Recruiters to fill.
During June, Recruiters at motor vehicle and parts manufacturers posted over 6,500 online job ads. This is a 32% increase in demand compared to June of 2011. Hiring demand in this industry fell dramatically during the recession, but has been growing steadily, now with 3 times the volume of job ads compared to the lowest demand seen in 2009.
Hiring Demand in the Auto Manufacturing Industry – 4 Year Hiring Trend
The majority of job listings were seen for engineering and technical positions. More than 2,000 jobs were advertised online for Engineers, the most of any occupational field, at a 32% year-over-year increase. Technical related jobs, such as Software Engineers, also increased 53% from June 2011. Other fields with high-demand within the auto manufacturing industry were production, management, and financial operations occupations.
The 10 most commonly advertised job titles in the auto manufacturing sector were:
- Quality Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Production Supervisor
- Maintenance Technician
- Program Manager
- Process Engineer
- Quality Manager
- Customer Service Representative
Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings within the auto manufacturing industry during June 2012 were Detroit (Michigan), Oshkosh (Wisconsin), Portland (Oregon), Chicago (Illinois), and Phoenix (Arizona). Employers in Detroit not only placed the highest number of online job ads (1,800 unique postings), but also saw one of the highest year-over-year increases in the United States. Hiring demand in the Detroit metro area grew more than 215% compared to June 2011. Oshkosh and Portland also experienced increased demand versus June 2011, while Recruiters in Chicago and Phoenix placed fewer job ads in this industry compared to last year.
Auto manufacturers are likely to experience difficulties when sourcing candidates since hiring demand is increasing and causing more competition among employers to attract qualified candidates. However, these conditions will vary slightly by location depending on the available talent supply. According to the Hiring Scale™, companies in Detroit are currently experiencing some of the most difficulties in sourcing candidates. With the volume of job ads more than doubling in the last year, Recruiters are likely to compete heavily to attract talent and experience a longer time-to-fill than average. The average duration of a job ad in the auto industry in Detroit is more than 6.2 weeks.
Hiring Scale for Auto Manufacturing Jobs in Detroit, MI (Hard-to-Fill Location)
In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows the easiest places to currently recruit talent in this industry are Davenport (Iowa), Atlanta (Georgia), and Kansas City (Missouri). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster and easier than the rest of the United States.
Hiring Scale for Auto Manufacturing Jobs in Davenport, IA (Easy-to-Fill Location)
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