Ford plans to fill 7,000 U.S. jobs

Ford Motor Co., providing fresh evidence of the U.S. auto industry’s recovery, will announce today it is adding more than 7,000 jobs in the United States over the next two years.

That includes 4,000 blue-collar jobs and 750 salaried positions in 2011, plus another 2,500 factory jobs in 2012. Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, will make the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opens to automotive journalists today.

[Detroit News]