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Ford ups hiring plans over rising demand

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Ford Motor Co. said it will hire 800 more engineers, computer specialists and other salaried workers in the United States.

Ford planned to hire 2,200 salaried workers this year but said it will hire 3,000 as demand for new vehicles grows. Auto sales were up 8 percent to more than 7.8 million through June. Ford's sales rose 14 percent.

Ford's human resources chief, Felicia Fields, said the company lost 13,000 salaried workers nationally when it was restructuring from 2006-09.

Fields said it's difficult to find candidates with the right technical qualifications. The company is starting a new recruitment campaign this week.

 

 
 


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