Ford is Staffing Up!

  1. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Great news from Ford Motor Company! AND the hiring is domestic. Hooray! Source: NPR
    Sorry -- could find no subcategory called "hiring" so put this under layoffs (the opposite:-). MM


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    by Mark Memmott
    The Ford Motor Company logo is seen during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, today (Jan. 10, 2011) in Detroit.
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    The Ford Motor Company logo is seen during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, today (Jan. 10, 2011) in Detroit.
    The Ford Motor Company logo is seen during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, today (Jan. 10, 2011) in Detroit.
    Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

    The Ford Motor Company logo is seen during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, today (Jan. 10, 2011) in Detroit.

    Ford Motor Co. plans to add "more than 7,000 workers in the U.S. over the next two years," the Associated Press writes.

    Sorry, I could find no category for "hiring" so put this under "layoffs." Good news by any measure. Can't imagine anyone will have anything negative to say about Ford's


    According to The Detroit News, "that includes 4,000 blue-collar jobs and 750 salaried positions in 2011, plus another 2,500 factory jobs in 2012" and is "fresh evidence of the U.S. auto industry's recovery.

    The Detroit Free Press notes that "Ford has announced 1,800 jobs for [its] Louisville plant, where the Ford Escape SUV is built, and about 1,000 jobs to build the Ford Explorer at the company's Chicago assembly plant."

    As Morning Edition has reported, "U.S. automakers had a strong finish to 2010. December sales were up for every car company except Toyota. The good news has automakers revising their 2011 forecasts up."

    Ford also announced that it is "recruiting salaried engineers specializing in batteries, system controls, software and energy storage to work on electric vehicles in Detroit and eight other cities including Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Milwaukee; Raleigh and Durham, N.C.; and San Jose, Calif."

  2. matherese profile image60
    mathereseposted 7 years ago

    Just publish

  3. profile image62
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    How could they be doing this?  They never received the government handouts!  How is this possible for a company to almost go broke and then come back stronger than ever all on it's own.  We have been told time and time again that the government has to save us all!  Guess someone forgot to tell Ford.  Good for them and good for all the people getting the jobs.  They are not government jobs but I guess they'll have to do! smile

 
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