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Ford plans to hire 1,200 new workers

Ford plans to hire 1,200 new workers

October 26th, 2010 in News

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. plans to hire 1,200 new workers in Michigan by 2013 if the state approves tax incentives.

Ford said Monday it will invest $850 million in several Detroit-area plants to build its new six-speed transmissions and improve facilities. Ford plans to hire 900 hourly manufacturing workers and 300 engineers and other salaried workers.

The Michigan Economic Growth Authority board is scheduled to consider Ford's tax credits Tuesday.

The new investment comes on top of Ford's $950 million transformation Michigan Assembly Plant from a truck plant to a car plant which will begin producing the new Focus next year. Ford also hired 1,200 workers earlier this year to make its new Explorer SUV in Chicago.