While General Motors held a job fair a couple of weeks ago to hire 400 more engineers and technicians, Ford just held one for companies looking to hire some of the thousands of people that they've let go in recent months. To be fair, GM bought out thousands of employees last year as well, and they've also been providing assistance to help them find new jobs.
Ford screened potential employers in the fair to make sure they were hiring immediately and also offering jobs at pay levels close to what the ex-Ford employees were getting. Ford had originally intended for the fair to only be open to ex-Ford employees but because of the poor economy in Michigan, decided to open it to all comers. The morning was restricted to Ford people while anyone was welcome in the afternoon. About 10,000 people were expected to attend the event in Dearborn.
[Source: Detroit News]