Ford to Hire 2,200 U.S. Employees

    DETROIT, MI, - NOVEMBER 8: A Ford C-MAX plug-in hybrid vehicle comes off the assembly line at the Michigan Assembly Plant November 8, 2012 in Wayne, Michigan. The plant is the only one in the world that builds vehicles with five different fuel efficient powertrains on the same line. Ford held an event today at the plant that celebrated the launch of the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

    Ford C-MAX assembly in Wayne, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty)

    Ford Motor Co. has announced plans to hire 2,200 U.S. employees in the coming year, the most for the Michigan-based automaker in more than a decade. The move will be the company’s biggest increase since 2001, when it added 3,300 workers. Ford continues to expand its U.S. light-vehicle sales after selling 14.5 million of them last year, the best annual total the company has seen in five years. Ford president Joe Hinrichs says he is looking forward to an exciting year. The hiring “is about supporting the introduction of great new products and the pace of those new products,” he says.

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