Ford to add 7,000 US jobs in next two years
Ford Motor chief executive officer Alan Mulally said the automaker plans to add 7,000 jobs over the next two years in the US as it expects the worlds largest economy to avoid another recession. Ford is discussing adding as many as 10,000 jobs in the US in negotiations with the United Auto Workers union on a new four-year contract, according to three people familiar with the talks. Mulally, who was in Thailand on Thursday, declined to comment on the progress of discussions with the UAW. The second-largest US automakers plan to recruit more workers comes as President Barack Obama seeks to rally support for his $447 billion proposal to boost hiring. Jobs will be a central issue as Obama campaigns for re-election in 2012.