Ford adding 900 jobs at Claycomo plant to produce F-150

Ford Motor Co. is adding 900 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to keep up with surging demand for its F-150 pickup truck.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker will add a third shift to produce the new, aluminum F-150, bringing the number of hourly employees at the Claycomo plant to a record 6,450.

Sales of the F-150 have rebounded since the recession, and Ford saw a 30 percent spike in sales of the truck last month compared to January 2014.

The Claycomo jobs are the centerpiece of a larger hiring spree by the company, which is expected to announce today that it’s adding a total of 1,550 jobs nationwide.

Read more from the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Business Journal

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