The increase in staff this year is due to a major expansion in the variety of vehicles made by Ford which includes its plans to continue growing its fuel-efficient product line.
As a result, it is expected that 75% of the new staff will be part of engineering, manufacturing and information technology fields.
For job seekers who have qualifications in these fields, keeping an eye on job openings with Ford should be a top priority.
Even though this giant automaker is based in Detroit, Mich., it has many areas of business including the greater Bay Area such as Palo Alto, making Ford a sound choice for Oakland job seekers. Additionally, with Ford being the 2nd top U.S. automaker, those looking to expand their careers have the opportunity to go very far at a company with such a stature.
For those job searchers who do not possess backgrounds in engineering, manufacturing and information technology fields, keep in mind that Ford’s hiring plans don’t end in 2013. Ford and the United Auto Workers union came to an agreement in 2011 that Ford would hire 12,000 hourly jobs by 2015.
With only half of this agreement being met so far, there are sure to be more skilled labor positions opening soon.
Part of being diligent in one’s job search is follow up. With Ford having significant hiring plans for both salaried and hourly positions in 2013 and over the next two years, setting up job alerts tied to the company or to the types of positions Ford plans to fill can help one stay on top of newly opened positions.
Visit the Ford Motor Company website and set up an account to begin searching for jobs.