Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has announced that it plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in 2013 to fill jobs in areas such as product development, manufacturing and information technology. Ford highlighted that it will expand its use of social media in recruiting and that it is also increasing its efforts to reach military veterans.
This hiring is on top of more than 8,100 salaried and hourly U.S. jobs that were created in 2012, and is its largest hiring of salaried employees in over ten years. With these new hires, Ford will be well on its way to meet its commitment to the United Auto Workers union to create 12,000 U.S. jobs by 2015.
Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs was quoted in the press release as saying: “Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring is a direct result of our plan working.” He continued: “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.”
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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.