DETROIT – Chrysler LLC’s decision to close its California-based Pacifica design studio is the latest indicator demand for design jobs in North America is dwindling, an industry insider says. “The market is shrinking dramatically,” says Bill Barranco, principal of Autovision Inc., an executive recruitment firm that serves automotive designers and design studios. “Ford (Motor Co.’s) not hiring anybody. (General Motors Corp.) doesn’t need any more people. If anything, they’re hiring for ...
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