Ford Expected to Hire 7,000 in the Next Two Years

ford motor company 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.

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charlie

Will this be touted by the left wing media as yet another miracle by the magic negro?

January 16 2011 at 9:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Janny

As far as Obama not being given credit for this, he SHOULDN'T be given credit for it...he had NOTHING to do with it. If Ford is turning its own fortunes around, and GM is not...what do you think made the difference?

Sometimes, "letting" a company go bankrupt--not that the government should have any role in free enterprise!--is the best thing in the world for it.

Yes, people lose their jobs...but they would lose them anyway, as the company slowly bled dry. Sometimes the clean break of bankruptcy protection SAVES jobs rather than losing them. And the reorganization that is forced upon a company when such a thing happens is, inevitably, good for it in the long run.

Anyone remember when Chrysler was going bankrupt, years ago, and Iacocca came in and saved it? Was he a president of the U.S.? Uhhh...no. He was a businessman. Businessmen know how to save businesses. Politicians don't, and they need to keep their cotton-pickin' hands off the free market and let it make the adjustments it was designed to make.

Government takeovers of private businesses are NEVER a good idea. Period. If the GM bailout is "saving the whole industry," it's news to most of the industry, as it is to the rest of the country. 'nuff said.

If Ford comes up with 7,000 good jobs for Americans, and hires Americans to do them--more power to them. If they use this as an excuse to come back later on and then try to leverage their "growth" into begging for some other kind of taxpayer-funded bailout...they deserve to go under. It's that simple.

Comgress doesn't pay my bills. They shouldn't pay a corporation's, either.

JB

January 16 2011 at 9:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
surebet

I DO NOT BUY INTO THE LIES ABOUT NOT ENOUGH COLLEGE GRADS WITH ENGINEER DEGREES! TELL US SOME MORE LIES, AND MAYBE THE AMERICAN POPULATION WILL BELIEVE WHAT'S PRINTED IN THE NEWPAPERS OR MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T THINK SO....................

January 16 2011 at 8:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven R. Russell

Praise the Lord!

As a Christian Ford man, I will continue to keep my eyes on Jesus, and not on the winds and waves of circumstances.

May those 7,000 future Ford employees be Richly Blessed, and may God Almighty Bless the United States of America.

January 16 2011 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

@ffunwffn If you are so rich join E harmony and stop using comment forums as your free dating site Jerk.

January 16 2011 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DANIEL A, DIAZ

the way republicans behave is right down criminal,disturbing this
nation to the roots.

January 16 2011 at 3:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ron

No matter whom they hire, they still have to pay at least minimum wage. Somehow I just don't see engineers accepting minimum wage jobs. If they are that willing to do that, then there is absolutely no way that I would purchase a vehicle designed by these engineers. It would be worse than a Yugo.

January 16 2011 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
uofm2alumni

The 7,000 that they will hire.....depends on what party is in office. One party believes in letting the company save money by sending them to other countries and the other believes in keeping the jobs in the USA! Hum, can you guess the parties? It's not laughable sweetie!

January 16 2011 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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helly19619

If you dont believe that Ford can hire from other countries try calling your internet provider and try to understand the person on the other end. They definately are from India. Tell me why Americans can't do that job. We have enough of our youth that have degrees in computer engineering.

January 16 2011 at 10:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JR

Credit where credit is due. If it weren't for the countless Toyota and foreign car recalls things would be different. People are finally waking up to the fact that American cars are probably better and are debunking the longstanding ignorant myth that foreign cars were somehow better. Publicity is everything. Now Ford is hiring and succeded without stimulus funny money but what about the others who took the Pied Pipers gifts.

January 16 2011 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
~jammer

News release specifically said 7k in US plants. Anyone who thinks a large corporation can hire illegal immigrants, (other than some meat packing places in west) has never worked for one. Come on people, is it really your goal to find fault in everything?

January 16 2011 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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