Ford will hire 3,000 salaried workers this year

Article by Anita Panait, on July 25, 2013

Ford Motor Co. plans to hire 3,000 salaried workers this year as the carmaker increases production to keep up with growing demand for its cars, trucks and sports utility vehicles. According to Ford, around 80 percent of the new hires will be technical professionals with "new skills." The carmaker expects between 85 and 90 percent of those employees to be placed within Michigan.

The US carmaker is also planning to increase its hourly workers by 12,000 people by 2015. Felicia Fields, Ford's group vice president for human resources, said in a statement that engineers and technical professionals “are in as much demand” as their cars, trucks and SUVs.

She remarked that global demand and increasing capacity in North America and Asia requires that Ford “aggressively seek out” technical professionals to continue their growth. Most of the new technical hires will be engineers in purchasing, manufacturing and product development. Around 200-300 will be employed in IT-related fields.

According to Fields, some of the new hires are attrition replacement, but over two-thirds of them will be new jobs. She noted that due to the Ford had to cut to its workforce by 13,000 salaried employees between 2006 and 2009, noting that some those employees who were sent home have since returned to the carmaker. 

Fields added that there are still many “new” advanced skills require fresh talent. She noted that the hiring boom at Ford is directly correlated to positive sales performance. Ford posted a 13-percent rise in sales in the United States both in June and in the first half of 2013. According to Fields, Ford will launch a social media campaign to attract the new hires like LinkedIn and Facebook. [source: Ford]

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