The second-largest U.S. automaker will hire more
than 5,000 workers in the United States, including 3,300
salaried positions. Ford will hire 6,000 workers in Asia.
The hiring comes as Ford plans to launch 23 new cars and trucks
in 2014, 16 of which will be introduced in North America. Among
the most critical launches are an all-new Mustang sports car and
a radical overhaul of its most profitable vehicle, the F-150
"We have an unprecedented year of launches," Joe Hinrichs, head
of Ford's operations in North and South America, said at a media
event in Dearborn, Michigan. "We've always said we're going to
keep investing in product and with the number of launches we
have next year, this reinforces that."
The number of global launches planned for next year is more than
double that in 2013. Worldwide, Ford is on track to make 6
million cars and trucks, the company said.
(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman;
editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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