The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday that it’s likely it will exceed it’s hiring goals of 12,000 new employees. Record profits and huge demands are helping Ford continue to grow and grow.
In 2011, Ford and United Auto Workers Union committed to hire more than 12,000 new workers by 2015. Ford announced Thursday it has already completed 75 percent of this goals, and is likely to exceed this goal soon.
Ford president of the Americas Joe Hinrichs told Auto News that business has grown faster than they predicted, and hiring is definitely ahead of schedule. Ford announced in the same story that it’s hiring 2,000 new workers in their Claycomo, MO., factory where the Transit cargo van and F-Series trucks are built. Their also making a $1.1 billion investment in this facility.
Ford’s investment in new jobs have been good for Ohio.
In recent months, Ford announced it’s investing $500 million to upgrade the Lima Engine Plant, creating 300 new jobs.
In late-February, Ford announced it’s shifting production of the F-650 to F-750 from Mexico to the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, OH.
In Feb. 2013, Ford announced plans to expand production and added jobs to the EcoBoost Production Plant in Cleveland.
It’s obvious to see why the Ford Motor Co. is one of the top choices in the industry. See why the expansion, added profit and new jobs comes with the Blue Oval.