Ford is hiring and has a plan for 2014!

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posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 08:37 AM
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Well, amid a few years of mixed news out of American automakers, it seems at least one is in decent shape. This news from Ford would indicate they are moving into good times and expansion. It's a bit of good news, I just had to share.


DETROIT: Ford Motor Co said it is adding more than 11,000 new jobs in the United States and Asia in 2014 as it rolls out 23 new vehicles, the biggest launch year in the company's 110-year history.


23? Whew.. That'll be something to watch. A real bumper year for them, eh?


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.
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Tho I must admit, where I happened to first see this particular headline is a bit odd, all things considered. No matter though, because it's good news for a change and it's nice to feel good about a story.




posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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Its a shame no one can afford to buy new cars



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:28 AM
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Think Positive! This too shall pass..... People thought America was Kaput at the end of Carter. Bad times for a couple years too...but we recovered and we went on. We'll recover from this too, even if I can't see how at the moment ... We will. What's the alternative? roll over and quit? lol... That isn't happening.

So heck.. We'll have the money again at some point. I may just be buying used for a couple models.. Whats new? Literally, never a car for me anyway.



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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Obviously people can and do buy new cars. Not everybody of course but those that can,do. Which allows somebody like myself that makes decent money able to buy the very good used car or truck they had. I sell my good used vehicle to somebody else lower on the pay scale and so on down the line.

I know a lot of people hate unions but I tell you, go find a large construction site in a union town and look in the parking lot. You will see a lot of new cars and trucks. And since it is a construction site (the building trades unions) you will see everybody working their ass off as well.



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:48 AM
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Five years ago when I wanted a new car the whole auto bailout debacle was going down. Ford, rather than ask for a taxpayer bailout chose to downsize and seek private lending options instead. I guess you know I went and bought a Ford!

Good for them if they are doing well!



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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Thank you for sharing that. I wasn't going to be the one to start that side of it, but you're absolutely right. They did spurn the bailouts and went their own way. I know a couple people with Ford stock held for many years that will be happy with this news. At least that piece of what they have will be a sign of good things for awhile.

It has to start somewhere..and I'll happily take tiny baby steps, if they aren't stepping backward.



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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I guess Ill admit I work for Ford Motor Company and live in Dearborn MIchigan. I can say it seems to be getting better for us. The unions are kinda getting screwed, but that too is starting to level out. With making new models and more in production, we are retooling existing plants to make the new cars. Even here where I am (undisclosed).

I will say they took away all of our benefits (medical-retirement etc) and replaced them with the "buyout" process. Take the lump sum, and Ford may hire you back at min. wage on the lines.

But...all and all...things here are a bit brighter for us.



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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PS. We are receiving $$$$ cash to compensate for the medical benefits loss....for now. We have received 3 payment so far. And though its 5 digit range, thats BEFORE taxes and surely doesnt take care of even 1/2 of some of our medical bills.

Still...Im blessed to have job and am grateful I do...



posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 01:54 PM
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I used to work for Ford myself in St.Louis. Though I loved working there I would never do it again.First off I wouldn't make the wages that I had in the past.Secondly the union is not as strong as it once was.Thirdly I got rid of my Explorer Sport trac in disgust after the 4th recall and went foreign.Never had as much issues since.





 
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