As the number two U.S. automaker, Ford Motor is planning to expands and updates its vehicle lineup worldwide. The Detroit automaker is hiring 2,200 salaried workers and thousands of more hourly workers in the U.S. If you remember, a 2011 deal between Ford and the United Auto Workers union that required the company to create and retain 12,000 U.S. hourly jobs by 2015.
Its biggest increase in such positions in 10 years. To adapt to the changing tastes of consumers, Ford will use social media to find tech-savvy candidates, including such sites as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas said the new white-collar employees are being recruited to support the continued aggressive pace Ford’s new product introductions. The planned hiring drive is in addition to the more than 8,100 combined hourly and salaried jobs Ford added in the U.S. in 2012, as the company increased production capacity and expanded engineering, manufacturing and other operations to meet the growing demand for its products.
Ford continues to expand its U.S. light-vehicle sales after they brought in a whopping $14.5 million last year, the best annual total the company has seen in five years.
- Company plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the U.S.
- About 75% of the jobs will be in engineering, manufacturing and information technology
- Ford added more than 8,100 hourly and salaried hires in 2012
- Ford had only employed 28,400 in North America, down from 38,600 in 2006, though its workforce has grown about 13.6% from the depths of the recession in 2009.
- Ford said it will use social media to reach new, technology-savvy workers, including such sites as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
- Ford employs some 172,000 people and maintains 65 plants worldwide.
“Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring is a direct result of our plan working,” said Hinrichs, who took over as Ford’s President of the Americas last month, replacing Mark Fields who was promoted to become the maker’s new Chief Operating Officer.“Recommended posts:
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