Nearly 1,000 New Jobs At Ford Kansas City To Prepare for Next Transit
To help kick off 2014 the right way, Ford is welcoming almost 1,000 new employees at their Kansas City Assembly Plant, where they will help prepare the all-new Ford Transit that will arrive at dealerships later this summer. It has also been announced that Ford will add 175 new employees to the Missouri plant by March in order to aid the production of the Transit.
“With Ford hiring the 1,000th worker to work on the Transit, it’s clear that our efforts to rebuild Missouri’s auto sector continue to pay real dividends for Missouri families in the Kansas City region and across our state,” said Gov. Jay Nixon in a statement released by Ford. “As governor, I greatly appreciate Ford’s strong and growing investment in our state and the outstanding workers who will build this next-generation vehicle right here in Missouri.”
In 2013, jobs at Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant shot up by more than 35 percent; more than 4,600 employees will be on the job by the end of March, which makes Ford the top auto employer in Kansas City and one of the top ten overall employers in Missouri.
The addition of the all-new Ford Transit will be a part of the automaker’s unprecedented 23 vehicle rollout in 2014, which stands to triple the number of new products launched last year. The addition of almost 1,000 jobs at Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant is part of the effort to bring 5,000 new jobs to the U.S. in 2014 (including 3,300 salaried positions). In the past two years, Ford has created over 14,000 new jobs in America.
New jobs at Ford Kansas City will no doubt also contribute to the production of the upcoming 2015 F-150, which was revealed last week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show and will go on sale later this year.
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