Ford to hire 2,200 workers in the US this 2013, in support for new Ford modelsBy Angel Cuala on Jan 12, 2013 in Automobile, Business, United States •
Ford plans to hire 2,200 workers in the US this year 2013, which will support the manpower in manufacturing new models. This will include engineers, computer programmers and other office workers. Interestingly, this is the largest increase in Ford workers in the United States more than a decade.
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According to a press release by Ford Motor Company on its official press site this Friday, January 11, 2013, the new 2,200 salaried workers will be added to the over 8,100 combined hourly and salaried jobs that the car company has added in the US last year, as part of their commitment for the growing demand in the market.
Ford noted that it has increased its production capacity and has expanded its workforce in Manufacturing, Engineering, and other support groups in the US. Among them were hourly jobs that were brought back to Ford US plants from other countries, including suppliers in Mexico and Japan, which reached to around 1,000 workers.
“Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring is a direct result of our plan working.” Ford America president Joe Hinrichs was quoted at Media.Ford.com, with the company earlier announcing its commitment to invest $6.2 billion in US plants by 2015.
“As we expand our product lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, we need more people in critical areas – such as in a range of engineering activities, vehicle production, computer software and other IT functions – to ensure we deliver the vehicles people want and value.” Hinrichs added.
In late last December, Ford announced that it is spending over $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions in their six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan, and is being expected to create 2,350 new hourly jobs in the US, as part of their 12,000 hourly jobs to be added in the country by 2015.
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