Ford hires came through Full Employment Council recruiting

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Ford is adding 1,200 employees at its Claycomo plant to meet high demand for its Transit van. | Chris DeRosier/Missouri Business Alert

The 1,200 new hires Ford Motor Co. announced at the Kansas City Assembly Plant came through the Missouri Career Center at the Full Employment Council, which works to find full-time jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. “We recruited over 8,000 people for this plant,” said Clyde McQueen, chief executive officer of the council in Kansas City.

Gov. Jay Nixon and others on hand for the event Thursday hailed the plant’s growth — employment will top 6,000 by the end of this year — as a result of cooperation. Labor, management, government and the community pulled together five years ago to save and build up the plant’s work.

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