As demand for automobiles steadily increases, many of the leading car companies in the United States have been adding staff to payrolls. Part of the reason for added growth, according to a report from, are the new federal fuel efficiency standards.

The report, a joint project from the National Wildlife Federation, the League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council, revealed that, since June 2009, the industry has added some 236,600 new jobs.

"Setting strong fuel efficiency standards means we are sending more of our energy dollars to the Midwest, not the Middle East" said Tiffany Ingram, midwest advocacy director for NRDC.  "Global automakers are now sourcing their most advanced, high-tech manufacturing here in the United States, creating a more sustainable and secure future for U.S. industry and U.S. workers."

In Europe, the sector is not having as much success as in America. As a result, the leadership of the European Union announced that it would be giving funds to the auto industry to help sustain it during the ongoing eurozone crisis.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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