January 10, 2011 / 5:02 PM / 7 years ago

Ford to add 7,000 U.S. workers in next two years

(Reuters) - Ford Motor said on Monday it planned to add 7,000 U.S. workers in next two years and expand commitment to American manufacturing.

Highlights:

* Says next year, Ford expects to add at least 2,500 more new manufacturing positions

* Says this year alone, Ford is adding nearly 4,000 hourly jobs at several of its U.S. plants

* Says will also add 750 salaried engineering jobs in product development and manufacturing

* Says Will begin recruiting engineers specializing in electrification

* Says recruitment launches at the 2011 North American international auto show

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