2012 was a great sales year for the auto industry, and in 2013, many automakers are using their profits to put more Americans back to work.
Ford announced this week that they would be hiring 2,200 new salaried workers in 2013, and instead of hiring low-cost labor overseas, they will be hiring here in the United States. While Ford has not stated which plants or locations will be hiring, they will be looking for positions in engineering, manufacturing, and computer software. Job postings will be available on Ford’s official website as well as on its Facebook page. They have stated that they will be specifically looking to hire military veterans.
Additionally, Ford is putting $773 million towards major equipment upgrades at plants in Michigan and ultimately allocating a total of $6.2 billion towards its US assembly plants. With the cost of these news jobs on top of it, this might seem like a lot of money to invest right now, but now is the best time to do it. The auto industry is doing extremely well, and if the American auto industry wants to stay competitive, they will continue putting that money back into updating their plants and producing top quality vehicles. Plus, it is admirable that they have made hiring military veterans a priority as a company.
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