Ford to Hire 2,200 Salaried Workers in the U.S. This Year, Building on Aggressive 2012 Hiring to Support New Products

    Ford to Hire 2,200 Salaried Workers in the U.S. This Year, Building on
                Aggressive 2012 Hiring to Support New Products

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  oContinued aggressive pace of new Ford products creates need for largest
    U.S. hiring for salaried workers in more than 10 years
  oFord plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in 2013 to fill jobs in such key
    areas as Product Development, Manufacturing and IT; recruiting through
    social media being expanded
  oThe hiring builds on the creation of more than 8,100 salaried and hourly
    jobs in the U.S. in 2012 – including 1,000 in-sourced hourly positions;
    Ford is more than halfway to its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in
    the U.S. by 2015 to support new products and investment

Ford Motor Company plans to hire 2,200 salaried workers in the U.S. this year
– the largest increase in new salaried workers in more than a decade – to
support the continued aggressive pace of new Ford product introductions.

The hiring is in addition to the more than 8,100 combined hourly and salaried
jobs Ford added in the U.S. in 2012, as the company increased production
capacity and expanded Engineering, Manufacturing and other areas to meet the
growing demand for its fuel-efficient, high-tech vehicles. Approximately 1,000
of these positions were hourly jobs brought back to Ford plants in the U.S.
from other locations, including suppliers in Japan and Mexico.

The company now is more than halfway to the 12,000 new U.S. jobs it committed
to deliver by 2015 as part of its 2011 contract with the United Auto Workers.

"Our One Ford plan is designed to create profitable growth, and our new hiring
is a direct result of our plan working," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of
The Americas. "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."

Ford's U.S. hiring also will help support the company's global product
momentum. Ford is committed to serving customers in all markets with a full
family of vehicles offering the best in quality, fuel efficiency, safety,
smart design and value.

To attract new team members, Ford is expanding its use of social media to
reach new, technology-savvy workers, including such sites as Twitter, Facebook
and LinkedIn. The company also is stepping up its recruiting efforts to reach
military veterans.

All salaried job openings at Ford are posted on the Ford Careers website at
www.careers.ford.com.

Interested candidates are encouraged to follow Ford recruitment on key
networking sites, including Twitter (http://twitter.com/FordCareers) and
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FordMotorCompanyCareers). Individuals who
"like" the Ford Careers Facebook page and follow Ford Careers on Twitter will
receive regular updates about new career opportunities at Ford Motor Company.

The company also announced in late December it is spending more than $773
million on new equipment and capacity expansions across six manufacturing
facilities in southeast Michigan as it delivers on a commitment to invest $6.2
billion in U.S. plants by 2015.

The investments in Michigan will create 2,350 new hourly jobs and allow the
company to retain an additional 3,240 hourly jobs. The 2,350 new positions
also are part of the 12,000 hourly jobs Ford is adding across the U.S. by
2015.

"We are proud to expand our U.S. manufacturing operations in line with our
aggressive new product introductions – and to create more jobs," said Jim
Tetreault, Ford vice president of North America Manufacturing. "This would not
be possible without the cooperation of our UAW partners. By working together,
we have crafted labor agreements that improve our competitiveness and allow us
to bring jobs back to Ford and the U.S."

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company(NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information
regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: Todd Nissen, +1-313-322-4898, tnissen@ford.com
 
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