Ford / Largest Salaried Hiring in the US for More Than a Decade

Found this blog to be quite timely as we still try to grapple with identifying the qualities associated with leadership. One criteria that fits is that of a leader who leads from within the team. I have shared in many conversations that the leader who chips in when the challenges are mounting, continues to gain a significant advantage over the one who leads from behind the desk.

Job Market Monitor

Ford will hire 3,000 salaried employees – 800 more than previously expected – this year to continue its product momentum and new growth

— Of the 3,000 new hires, 80 percent will be technical professionals to meet demand for new skills; 85 to 90 percent will be in Michigan, with the remaining positions at Ford locations throughout the United States

— Ford launches advertising campaign with expanded use of social media to target prospective employees

— New salaried positions are in addition to company’s goal to create 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015

Ford Motor Company will hire an additional 800 salaried employees for a total of more than 3,000 salaried employees in 2013. The new hiring represents a 36 percent increase over the original projection of 2,200 additional salaried jobs announced in January. With only a 2.7 percent attrition rate, the majority of these jobs are new.

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