Ford to Hire 7,000 New Workers

It's a time to remember for American manufacturer Ford. When others, mostly competitors, had to ask for help from the government, Ford announced a plan, one which slowly puts the car maker at the front of the pack; when others reduced the number of nameplates, Ford announced more models will be launched; and, when others were firing, Ford was pretty much holding on to its workforce.

Now, thanks to that plan, the manufacturer is capable to announce it will be hiring. Not one, two, or a hundred people, but no less than 7,000, to be used over the following years at several of its US plants.

Ford announced today it will be hiring this year 1,800 at Louisville Assembly Plant (the birth place of the new generation Ford Escape) and 750 salaried engineering jobs in product development and manufacturing. Next year, Ford plans to add at least 2,500 more new manufacturing positions and even more in the years to come.

“Ford is committed to American manufacturing, and we are on a path to add more than 7,000 American workers over the next two years as we continue to grow our product lineup,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.

“Working with our partners, including the UAW, Ford is finding competitive ways to engineer and build even more high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with technologies American consumers really want.”

If you're interested in applying for one of these jobs, you should know Ford is looking for engineers specializing in batteries, system controls, software and energy storage from Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Milwaukee, Raleigh Durham, and San Jose.
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