Ford Motor confirmed plans to hire an additional 800 salaried employees, for a total of more than 3,000 salaried employees in 2013. The new hiring represents an increase over the original projection of 2,200 additional salaried jobs announced in January and, with only a 2.7% attrition rate, the majority of these jobs are new, Ford stated. Ford added, "This salaried hiring initiative is the largest since 2000, and is necessary for Ford to meet surging demand for its products and continue its aggressive global growth...Of the 3,000 new jobs, 2,400 will be technical professionals who will work in product development, manufacturing, quality, purchasing and information technology. Ford is halfway to its goal of hiring the 3,000 salaried employees this year."
- Ford Motor