Ford Expected to Hire 7,000 in the Next Two Years
Another sign that the U.S. auto industry is bouncing back is news that Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce, later today, that it will be hiring 7,000 employees over the next two years. That announcement, reports The Wall Street Journal, will likely come in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show.
Last year, GM and Chrysler each also announced plans to hire about 1,000 engineers. This emerging optimism about the ability of the American auto business to regain profitability, market share, and attractive branding has been palpable at the auto show. Some analysts anticipate double-digit growth in the 2011 sales of vehicles produced by U.S. manufactures.
A sign of the (energy conscious) times, in which gas prices could hit five bucks a gallon, many of those exhibiting in Detroit are showcasing their electric vehicles. Ford has introduced its very first plug-in, electric minivan. In addition to the electric-only version of the minivan, there are a hybrid version as well as a "traditional" gas-only model.
Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.