With its influx of popular new products made in the US, Ford Motor Company has announced that it intends to hire 2,200 new salaried workers domestically this year. This is the biggest increase of salaried workers for Ford in the last 10 years, and it is all a part of Ford's contract commitment to the United Auto Workers union to bring 12,000 new jobs to the US by 2015.

There were no specifics as to where in the US these job openings will be, but Ford did reiterate that it will be spending $773 million on equipment upgrades and capacity expansion at six plants located in southeast Michigan; as a whole, Ford is investing a total of $6.2 billion to its US assembly plants over the next couple years. According to recently appointed president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs, the new jobs will be focused on areas such as engineering, manufacturing and computer software. Ford will post its job openings online at careers.ford.com, and it will also use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to recruit new workers, including military veterans.

Scroll down for more about Ford's planned job growth as well as how to go about applying for said openings.
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Ford to Hire 2,200 Salaried Workers in the U.S. This Year, Building on Aggressive 2012 Hiring to Support New Products
  • Continued aggressive pace of new Ford products creates need for largest U.S. hiring for salaried workers in more than 10 years
  • Ford plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in 2013 to fill jobs in such key areas as Product Development, Manufacturing and IT; recruiting through social media being expanded
  • The hiring builds on the creation of more than 8,100 salaried and hourly jobs in the U.S. in 2012 – including 1,000 in-sourced hourly positions; Ford is more than halfway to its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015 to support new products and investment
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013 – Ford Motor Company plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the U.S. this year – the largest increase in new salaried workers in more than a decade – to support the continued aggressive pace of new Ford product introductions.

The hiring 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 areas to meet the growing demand for its fuel-efficient, high-tech vehicles. Approximately 1,000 of these positions were hourly jobs brought back to Ford plants in the U.S. from other locations, including suppliers in Japan and Mexico.

The company now is more than halfway to the 12,000 new U.S. jobs it committed to deliver by 2015 as part of its 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers.

"Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring is a direct result of our plan working," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. "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."

Ford's U.S. hiring also will help support the company's global product momentum. Ford is committed to serving customers in all markets with a full family of vehicles offering the best in quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.

To attract new team members, Ford is expanding its use of social media to reach new, technology-savvy workers, including such sites as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The company also is stepping up its recruiting efforts to reach military veterans.

All salaried job openings at Ford are posted on the Ford Careers website at www.careers.ford.com.

Interested candidates are encouraged to follow Ford recruitment on key networking sites, including Twitter (http://twitter.com/FordCareers) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FordMotorCompanyCareers). Individuals who "like" the Ford Careers Facebook page and follow Ford Careers on Twitter will receive regular updates about new career opportunities at Ford Motor Company.

The company also announced in late December it is spending more than $773 million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2 billion in U.S. plants by 2015.

The investments in Michigan will create 2,350 new hourly jobs and allow the company to retain an additional 3,240 hourly jobs. The 2,350 new positions also are part of the 12,000 hourly jobs Ford is adding across the U.S. by 2015.

"We are proud to expand our U.S. manufacturing operations in line with our aggressive new product introductions – and to create more jobs," said Jim Tetreault, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. "This would not be possible without the cooperation of our UAW partners. By working together, we have crafted labor agreements that improve our competitiveness and allow us to bring jobs back to Ford and the U.S."

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, 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.

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      The Law
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      thumbs up*
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kudos Ford.
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gordon Chen
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      USA! USA!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why does it matter if they are salaried or not. For crying out loud people, 2200 people will be back at work.
      • 2 Years Ago
      2200 !!!!!! A STAGGERING NUMBER in the Obama world of economics! LOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here in Trumbull County Ohio we have a GM plant that spent a lot of money on its local GM plant. They make the Cruze. We lost half the jobs because machines do what humans used to do. This is not the president's fault or even Gm or Ford's fault. It is the future. So don't get too excited about them upgrading their facilities.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmm, hiring, doing well, great products and don't owe that tax payers tons of money with no plans to pay it back???? Hey Government Motors, maybe you should learn something from Ford. By the way, when are we the taxpayers getting our money back?
        • 2 Years Ago
        Ford took stimulus money for its hybrid car program. Also- Ford's CEO had testified in Congress that if the other 2 car makers collapse, Ford would too because Ford doesn't have enough volume to keep the suppliers alive. So in other words- Ford was a beneficiary of the bailout as well. Of course, Ford was also a beneficiary of the Cash-for-Clunkers program that saved all carmakers from oblivion.
          • 2 Years Ago
          As i recall about 90% of the cars bought from Cash For Clunkers were foreign
        • 2 Years Ago
        Don't read the news much do you? Gm bought back from the Gov. 200k shares at the end of 2012 and will be buying back 300k more in 12-15 months. Quote, " The share buyback is part of the Treasury’s plan, also announced today, to fully exit its entire holdings of GM stock within 12 to 15 months, subject to market conditions." Read a little before you smack talk!
      Joe Schmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm surprised the attached photo isn't of the UAW members smoking weed in the park - I can't believe Autoblog ran a story about unionized workers and didn't include the usual overt union bashing. This is great news and it's nice to hear that some middle-class citizens are getting back work.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've worked at a Tier 1 Ford supplier for seven years. Our company somehow weathered the Great Recession, but we watched heartbroken as Ford let go 4,000 salaried workers back in 08, some of whom I had worked with. The Ford offices we continued to visit to serve our remaining clients were sad, empty places indeed. I no longer work on the Ford portion of our business, but am very happy to hear they are hiring, and hope hear that some of the rows of empty cubicles at Ford offices will be occupied again.
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        Already in the works, genius.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Maybe Asian brands will produce a quality car someday. You know, one that doesn't put them at the top of the most recalled list year after year.
        • 2 Years Ago
        There really is no such thing as an "American car" anymore. Even those assembled here contain alot of parts from the global supply chain. And yes, the Fusion will be assembled in Flat Rock, but will continue to be assembled in Hermosillo as well.
        get real
        • 2 Years Ago
        Yeah, that'll happen when GM and Chrysler decide to make cars that last more than one day past warranty expiration!
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM is looking for former service men and women to fill its management positions........just sayin
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