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Ford To Hire Over 2,000 Salaried Workers

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Jan. 11, 2013—Ford Motor Co. recently announced plans to hire 2,200 new salaried workers in 2013, the automaker’s largest growth in new salaried employees in over a decade, according to a company press release_notes.

The new hires will work in high-demand areas, such as product development, manufacturing and IT.

The announcement puts Ford more than halfway to fulfilling its promise to create 12,000 new jobs by 2015 as part of a 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers.

Officials said that the increase in hires is yet another sign of a burgeoning U.S. auto industry.

"As we expand our product lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles, we need more people in critical areas—such as in a range of engineering activities, vehicle production, computer software and other IT functions—to ensure we deliver the vehicles people want and value," Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas, said in a statement.

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