As auto sales rebound, hiring increases

The down economy hurt a number of different industries and one of the most affected was the auto industry.

Consumers were wary about making large purchases during the recession but it appears as if they are now ready to buy things such as vehicles. According to the Detroit Free Press, a number of auto dealers in Michigan are bringing on staff to meet increases in demand.

Chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association Paul Taylor told the news source that 2009 saw some of the lowest auto sales figures in nearly a quarter-century but now things have crept closer to normal levels.

Many companies have responded to this trend by opening up new businesses and bringing on staff. One such case of this is Golling AutoGroup, which opened up a Fiat dealership in Bloomfield Hills, hiring six employees, reports the news source.

Auto sales appear to be rebounding in other parts of the country as well. The Contra Costa Times reports that Volkswagen is building a 30,000-square-foot dealership in Walnut Creek, California.

"We're going to add jobs at the new location over the next year," Rick Weible, general manager of the dealership told the news source. "And we expect to have a 20 percent increase in sales."