Ford Recruiting at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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Anyone looking for a job in the auto industry would be wise to check out all of the new hardware at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, especially the new products from Ford. That’s because the American automaker will be recruiting right off the show floor as it looks to hire 2,200 new employees this year.

Ford is looking for new employees to fill jobs in key areas such as Product Development, Manufacturing, and IT. U.S. recruiters will be at the Ford booth at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, though it will not be accepting resumes on site.

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The 2,200 workers Ford plans on hiring this year will be the largest increase in its workforce in more than 10 years as it continues to aggressively expand its product lineup. The American automaker is also turning to social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to recruit top talent to its brand.

“In today’s competitive job market, you have to do things differently and we think having a presence at the North American International Auto Show is an innovative and clever way to get the word out that we are hiring,” said Laura Kurtz, recruiting manager, Ford Motor Company. “We see this as an opportunity to find great people in unexpected places.”

The Detroit Auto Show is open to the public January 14 to 27th.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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