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Automaker Ford to add 2,200 white collar jobs in US

Published on Jan 11, 2013 5:59 PM
 
In this file photo, a logo of a Ford car is shown during a press presentation prior to the Essen Motor Show in Essen on Nov 30, 2012. American automaker Ford said on Friday it plans to add 2,200 salaried jobs in the US, its biggest increase in such positions in 10 years. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - American automaker Ford said on Friday it plans to add 2,200 salaried jobs in the United States (US), its biggest increase in such positions in 10 years.

The number two US automaker said in a statement the new jobs would be primarily in engineering, production, and IT.

The company had previously pledged to add 2,350 hourly workers as it invests in and expands manufacturing plants in the US.

The new jobs are part of how Ford plans to fulfill a promise it made to the United Auto Workers union during contract negotiations to add 12,000 US jobs by 2015.

 
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