Ford to Add 7,000 Workers to US Workforce in the Next Two Years

Ford has announced plans to add more than 7,000 hourly and salaried jobs in the next two years in the US. This year alone Ford plans on adding nearly 4,000 hourly jobs at several U.S. plants, which includes 1,800 at the Louisville Assembly Plant, which is going to produce the next-generation Ford Escape late in the year.

“Ford is committed to American manufacturing, and we are on a path to add more than 7,000 American workers over the next two years as we continue to grow our product lineup,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “Working with our partners, including the UAW, Ford is finding competitive ways to engineer and build even more high-quality, fuel-efficient vehicles with technologies American consumers really want.”

Ford also expects to add 750 salaried engineering jobs in product development and manufacturing. Next year, Ford expects to add at least 2,500 more new manufacturing positions.

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