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US: Japanese auto jobs decline because of Mexico


Both Japanese carmakers and their suppliers were slower to add new jobs in the US last year, after they move to expand in Mexico and overseas to reduce currency fluctuation spending. Figures reported by a study commissioned by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association show that the nation’s automakers and suppliers had 82,816 people directly employed in the US in 2013, a ...
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