Absenteeism continues to plague auto plants

Data showing automakers are still struggling with bringing workers back


Auto dealers have experienced highs and lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had surprising, record-breaking sales months and many have sold more used vehicles than ever before. The current value on used vehicles stems from the lack of new vehicles arriving on the lot. Inventories among new vehicles have remained low in August as many plants continue to operate short-staffed. During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, auto plants across the country shut their doors as production skidded to a complete halt. However, even as production stopped, dealers didn’t stop selling vehicles. Contrarily, many dealers began…

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