Ford is on a roll this year, with excellent quarterly earnings and better-than-expected vehicle sales leading to 800 more job opportunities with the Blue Oval. In January, Ford announced that it wanted to hire 2,200 salaried employees, but, since then, that figure has been revised to 3,000, representing a 36-percent increase over original projections. About 1,500 of those jobs remain, 80 percent of which are technical professional positions.

"Engineers and technical professionals are in as much demand as our cars, trucks and SUVs," says Felicia Fields, Ford Group Vice President for Human Resources. Helping to spur this job growth are increasing market share on both the West and East Coast and robust demand for the Ford Escape and F-150.

To find job candidates, Ford is reaching out to them via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to the company's corporate career site. The Blue Oval is also ramping up its presence on college campuses.

One of Fords goals has been to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the US by 2015, and this latest announcement does alter that goal, Ford says, which is sitting the 75-percent mark since the company hired over 6,200 hourly employees last year. Learn more in the press release below.
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Help Wanted: Ford's Largest Salaried Hiring Initiative in More Than a Decade Grows by 800 Jobs to 3,000 New U.S. Hires

- Ford will hire 3,000 salaried employees – 800 more than previously expected – this year to continue its product momentum and new growth

- Of the 3,000 new hires, 80 percent will be technical professionals to meet demand for new skills; 85 to 90 percent will be in Michigan, with the remaining positions at Ford locations throughout the United States

- Ford launches advertising campaign with expanded use of social media to target prospective employees

- New salaried positions are in addition to company's goal to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015


DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2013 – Ford Motor Company will hire an additional 800 salaried employees for a total of more than 3,000 salaried employees in 2013. The new hiring represents a 36 percent increase over the original projection of 2,200 additional salaried jobs announced in January. With only a 2.7 percent attrition rate, the majority of these jobs are new.

This salaried hiring initiative is the largest since 2000, and is necessary for Ford to meet surging demand for its products and continue its aggressive global growth. Ford's U.S. market share is up almost a full percentage point from last year, and the company reported its best June sales since 2006, fueled by share gains on the east and west coasts and surging demand for Ford Escape and Ford F-150.

Of the 3,000 new jobs, 2,400 will be technical professionals who will work in product development, manufacturing, quality, purchasing and information technology. Ford is halfway to its goal of hiring the 3,000 salaried employees this year. Felicia Fields, Ford group vice president for human resources, says the company is still looking for people who are "interested in working for a diverse global leader in a huge growth mode" to fill the more than 1,500 positions that remain.

"Engineers and technical professionals are in as much demand as our cars, trucks and SUVs," says Fields. "Global demand and increasing capacity in North America and Asia requires that we aggressively seek out technical professionals in order to continue our growth."

While the 3,000 jobs will be based in the U.S., many of these positions will have a global impact as Ford continues to expand around the world to meet surging demand for its cars, trucks and SUVs. In addition to the 3,000 salaried jobs, Ford hired 1,850 salaried workers last year in the U.S.

All-new recruiting campaign
To attract potential employees, Ford today launches an all-new recruiting campaign with a large social media element titled "The Distance Between You and an Amazing Career Has Never Been Shorter." The campaign encourages candidates to bring their talents to Ford and contribute to serving customers through ingenious solutions.

"We created the campaign to align with Ford's global brand promise and highlight that when you join Ford you will become part of a team already leading the way in imagination and creation," says Fields. "We want a fresh and innovative image that reflects Ford and what we stand for."


The new initiative will engage job candidates on the three major social sites the company uses for recruiting – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as the corporate careers website.

"The type of talent we want at Ford are often searching for and evaluating potential employers on social media sites, so expanding our recruiting efforts on these channels ensures we have a strong presence throughout their selection process," says Fields.

In addition to the all-new social media campaign, Ford also is increasing its presence on college campuses.

"Our salaried hires are matching the growth we have seen on the hourly side," says Fields. "Ford is very much in a job creation mode right now."

Added to these salaried hires, Ford announced in April it was hiring an additional 2,000 hourly employees at Kansas City Assembly Plant to ensure supply matches demand for the company's F-150 truck. Last year, Ford announced it would hire more than 6,200 hourly employees across the U.S. to increase capacity to meet demand for its new products. With these latest hourly announcements, Ford has reached 75 percent of its goal to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015.

"Our message to job candidates is really simple: Bring your talents to Ford and help us build an even greater future," says Fields.

Information regarding open salaried positions and Ford's hiring process can be found at www.careers.ford.com.


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      bo_blutz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I get calls several times a week - for contract engineering jobs at Ford. Salary direct and contract "salary" are VASTLY different...Type your comment here
        bo_blutz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bo_blutz
        BTW - the Detroit area automotive supplier base pays very well in most cases. $100k is easy mid career with engineering managers making $125k at 40 years old.
        steve
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bo_blutz
        I know an engineer that just got hired directly by Ford to work at their Tech Center in Dearborn.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great news.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good for Ford - but I'd think its Chrysler that needs white collar workers the most. Pre-bankruptcy they literally carved out entire departments and were offering buy-outs to anyone that would take them. Now, with a few botched new car launches its blatantly evident that they need those people back, but all you hear about is them hiring blue collar people. The same goes for GM too.
        bo_blutz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Street King
        I get calls for GM and Chysler jobs every day. I'd never work for either. I only care about Ford.
          hgeorgech
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bo_blutz
          bo --- wow, every day - amazing ... didn't realize there was such demand for entry-level mailroom jobs!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      kontroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is what the asian defending MORONS just simply can't get into their thick skulls...the american brands hire local talent in the engineering and research sector by the thousands...the technology, the money and the talent stays in this country stupid!!! the broken record rhetoric about the asians manufacturing in this country is NOTHING; these asians are manufacturing anywhere where there is cheaper labor or more feasible business circumstances than in their own country...it's not because they like the american hicks so much in the South or in rural ohio
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kontroll
        And you think Ford reopened their plant in Louisville because Bill Jr. has always loved the Cardinal basketball??? Or because they really wanted to pump up the Kentucky economy? Or is it more likely because it made financial sense for the company, much like the reason why Asian companies build factories in the US???
      360_AD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good news for sure, but the sad truth is how long will these 800l remain employed in a few years to no fault of their own? With corporate America's penchant for cutting workers loose in order to protect share prices and executive golden parachutes, one has to wonder how sustainable the whole thing is.
      Daniel D
      • 1 Year Ago
      Darn UAW ******* all the money out of Ford, oh wait.... this doesn't support that argument.
        MikeInNC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daniel D
        You didn't notice the migration away from Michigan and into all those right-to-work states? I bet Detroit noticed.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Salary is a good way for a company to screw you over. I've been hourly for a while now and make more than many of my superiors who work just as much or more than myself.
      Welis Sat
      • 1 Year Ago
      This news add to Ford News Hub ( www.hubsfeed.com/Ford ) More than 100 news about Ford on the HubsFeed in last month.
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