The Future of MI’s Workforce at the Big Three Auto Companies


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Does the restructuring of Chrysler and GM and the financial upswing of Ford Motor mean new job opportunities for engineering professionals in Michigan?

Human resource executives from Chrysler, General Motors and Ford will attempt to answer this question as they discuss current and future opportunities for engineers, and outline their companies’ new product plans.

Part of The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) popular series, LEARN, MEET, SUCCED, this event will give people an unprecedented opportunity to meet face-to-face with those who make the hiring decisions for the auto companies, and learn first-hand about what the future holds for engineering professionals in the state.

Featured speakers include Cerita M. Douglas, Ford Motor Company, HR Manager, Strategy & Planning, Manufacturing & Quality; Cindy Pronger, Chrysler’s Human Resources & Business Partner; and Tom Thivierge, General Motor’s Executive Director, Engineering, Human Resource Management.

Cost: $35 ESD members; $50 for non-members or join ESD for $114 and attend for free (first-time members only).

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
ESD Headquarters, Southfield

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