Automaker is recruiting from the auto show floor.
If you have still haven’t visited the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there is still time to take in Detroit’s most significant event of the season. The weather outside may be frightful, but the models inside are certainly delightful. As are the Ford recruiters standing nearby to speak to you about a possible job opening.
In an usual recruiting move, the Ford Motor Company has assigned recruiters to the auto show floor for the entire public display, which runs through Jan. 27. Earlier this month, Ford announced that it would hire 2,200 salaried employees this year as reported by Auto Trends on Jan. 11. A number of those opportunities will be in Michigan, not far from Cobo Hall, the venue for the 2013 NAIAS. The current recruiting effort builds on the 8,100 hourly and salaried positions that were added in 2012.
Said Ford’s recruiting manager, Laura Kurtz, about the company’s unusual recruiter effort, “We see this as an opportunity to find great people in unexpected places.” Where Kurtz and her people are likely to find the bulk of prospective Ford people is right around the Ford Atlas display, a much talked about concept pickup truck that is giving us a strong indication where the F-Series line is heading. Then again, Ford brought its entire showroom to the NAIAS this year with vehicles ranging from the tiny Fiesta to largest SUVs and everything in between.
If you are looking for an opportunity to speak with a recruiter, just ask and you’ll be pointed in the right direction. Do not bring a copy of your resume with you as they’re not being accepted on site — but do ask questions and if you’re someone that Ford is interested in speaking with further, you’ll be directed to the Ford corporate careers website to make application.
You can also follow Ford Careers on Facebook and on Twitter. On Twitter, for example, @FordCareers has posted, “We’re hiring! From finance, to product development, to manufacturing and more, check out Ford’s exciting career opportunities.” Those tweets are being shared by Emilie Mecklenborg (@EmilieMeck) a communications and social media coordinator for the Ford Motor Company.
The Ford Motor Company is one several Michigan-based employers looking to beef up their staffs this year. If you’re still in college, we shared a list of Michigan Automotive Engineering Internships this month too. Elsewhere, companies such as Nissan, Honda and Volkswagen have announced that they are hiring, but to our knowledge no other company has taken to the auto show floor as Ford has done at this year’s Detroit auto show.