Ford to add 3,000 jobs in the Detroit area, invest $1.45 billion

Ford is planning to add 3,000 jobs and make $1.45 billion in investments around Detroit. (MGN)
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DETROIT (AP) (12/17/2019) - Ford Motor Co. is adding 3,000 jobs at two factories in the Detroit area.

It's also investing $1.45 billion to build new pickup trucks, SUVs, and electric and autonomous vehicles.

The company says about $750 million will go the Michigan Assembly Plant in the Detroit suburb of Wayne. The factory will get 2,700 new jobs during the next three years.

Another $700 million will be invested in the truck plant in Dearborn, where 300 new jobs will be added.

Hiring will begin next year, and the jobs on average will pay about $61,000 a year.

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