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Gosh, don't you wish President Obama (and Bush) had let Detroit go bankrupt, like Mitt Romney wanted? In addition to Michigan's drop in unemployment from 14.2 percent to 9 percent, there's serious demand for auto engineers, with GM, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, and Toyota all trying to fill engineering jobs in the state:
Andrew Watt says he figures the shelf life of an auto engineer looking for a job in Michigan is about three days. Companies that wait longer than that will have to get back in line for the next candidate. [...]

Recruiter Watt said the demand for engineering and IT workers is requiring additional pay and bonuses, with the normal pay range of $80,000 to $120,000 commonly stretching toward the high end. A recent recruit got a $17,000 raise and bonus of as much as 20 percent to move from Tennessee to Michigan, he said.

But none of these jobs—these high-paying, competitive jobs—would be out there if Mitt Romney had had his way on the American auto industry. Because there wouldn't be an American auto industry left, and even these highly trained, desirably engineers would be struggling to find work.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 07:36 AM PDT.

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