Ford hires 1,200 workers at Kansas City-area plant

Chris DeRosier/Missouri Business Alert
Ford is starting a second shift to meet demand for its Transit van. | Chris DeRosier/Missouri Business Alert

Ford Motor Co. announced that it will start a second shift at its Claycomo assembly plant in November to support strong orders for its new Transit van. With the hiring of 1,200 more employees, the Claycomo plant will employ more than 6,000 workers by the end of this year and will make more vehicles each year than any other Ford plant in the world.

Ford’s popular F-150 trucks already are being produced in three shifts around the clock at the assembly plant. Ford invested $1.1 billion in the plant’s expansion in 2011 after it received an incentive package from the state of Missouri. The company worked with the state to hire the new workers, who will start at $15.78 an hour.

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