Let's see, we've got Boeing ended 2010 with hiring spree - in the Seattle area, of course.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes is so hungry for workers to raise production levels that it kept hiring right up to the company’s weeklong holiday break, despite the fact that this meant paying new workers for doing no work ... The last orientation brought Boeing’s new regional union hires for October, November and December up to a hefty 1,417 new workers, Kelliher said.
And according to the union website there have been another 406 hires and re-hires in January.
Of course the Boeing-related aerospace biz in the US isn't just located in Seattle, so we also get Spirit plans to hire hundreds in Wichita:
Spirit AeroSystems plans to hire hundreds of workers in Wichita this year as production on new and existing programs ramps up.
Spirit also will hire workers for its Tulsa and Kinston, N.C., sites this year.
In the near-term, Spirit plans to hire about 200 workers for Wichita and Tulsa, spokesman Ken Evans said Friday.
The job openings, which are to be filled in the first quarter, are primarily factory positions, he said.
So we've got the automobiles and the planes, now we just need the trains. Alas . . .
Kansas City Southern, railroads are full steam ahead on hiring
A combination of the recovering economy and an older work force is expected to send U.S. railroad operators on a hiring spree.
The Association of American Railroads said this week that an estimated 67,000 rail workers — 30 percent of the industry’s labor force — will be eligible for retirement during the next five years. The railroads also are hiring more employees to handle the growing amount of freight being transported by rail as the economy rebounds and shippers look to save money by using trains instead of long-haul trucking.
Planes, trains and automobiles!