MEMA study shows big growth in auto parts manufacturing jobs
A new study released by the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) at the Washington Auto Show Industry/Media Day shows that auto parts manufacturing jobs have risen nearly 19 percent since 2012.
More than 871,000 Americans are directly employed by the auto parts manufacturing industry, representing 2.9 percent of the jobs in the total U.S. job market. MEMAês member companies create the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
Never before has the mobility industry had to embrace so many advances in vehicle technology so quickly and on a global scale, said MEMA President and CEO Steve Handschuh, . These numbers show that MEMA and its member companies are driving innovation, jobs and economic growth in the U.S. by combining manufacturing and technology.Download Bulletin PDF