When it comes to adding jobs to our economy, Ford is totally winning. Back in 2011, Ford told the United Auto Workers union it would add 12,000 hourly jobs by 2015. Well, 2015 is nearly here and that number already exceeds 14,000. Now, Ford has announced that it is adding 1,200 new jobs to the Kansas City Assembly Plant.
“The job growth we have created in U.S. manufacturing is a testament to our strong partnership with the UAW, the union’s competitiveness, and the growing demand for Ford’s portfolio of cars, utilities and trucks,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, in a press release. “Adding a second shift to Kansas City Assembly Plant adds more jobs to this community, and it also helps deliver more Transit vehicles to more customers throughout North America.”
The 1,200 jobs at Kansas City Plant will create a second shift at the facility to support the Ford Transit, which is rapidly gaining in sales.
Since 2011, Ford has added 3,600 jobs at the Louisville Assembly Plant, 1,800 jobs at the Michigan Assembly Plant, 1,700 jobs at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, 600 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant, 230 jobs at the Chicago Stamping Plant, and more elsewhere.
Way to go, Ford, for helping so many people get back on their feet!