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
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.
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."