Ford Makes Claycomo Expansion Official, But Hiring Process is Already Closed

The announcement that Ford Motors Corp is adding a third shift and "2,000-plus" jobs at the Claycomo plant in suburban Kansas City may mean thousands of addition al jobs for the region, according to Ford. Ford says there are more than 10 local suppliers who could benefit from the expansion. Ford six of those may actually expand.
The hiring procedure for the new jobs is already underway.
Ford says they have spool of about 4,800 people they will consider for the jobs.
They are not taking more applications at this time.
A spokesman for Ford. however says the company may re-open the application process later if needed
Ford announced Thursday is us adding more than 2,000 includes 900 jobs for a third shift that will start up in the third quarter of 2013.
"Customer demand for today’s F-150 is strong," said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of The Americas.
"We are going to expand operations in Kansas City to ensure we have enough trucks to meet customer demand," Hinrichs said.
Ford says the F-150 pick sales were up 24% in April and up 19% for the year, so far.
Ford is also plans to add another 1,100 jobs in the fourth quarter of the year as the Claycomo plant prepares to start assembling the Ford Transit full-size van in 2014.
Three years ago Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and local lawmakers pushed through a series of tax credits in an effort to save the Claycomo plant. There was worry at the time that Gord was considering closing the plant.after the measure was passed, Fird announced plans to expand the Claucomo facility with a $1.1 billion dollar project.


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