Ford is taking the first major step into completely converting its gas-powered vehicle line up into the electric battery era by hiring a ton of new staff to meet goals!

That's big news! The hiring looks like it'll be divided between three different new manufacturing plants, nonetheless, that's still a ton of opportunity. My family was originally from Connecticut and my grandpa moved to Michigan to work for GM. That should tell you the value of working for one of these companies.

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Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025.

 

It's a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future manufacturing footprint toward the South.

 

The factories will be built on sites in Kentucky and Tennessee. They will make batteries for the next generation of Ford and Lincoln electric vehicles that will be produced in North America.

This is one of the biggest moves in the car industry to meet President Joe Biden's goal of having 50% of the car sales in the US be electric by 2030. That's no easy task and people aren't quick to adapt, or just don't want to give up that beautiful sound of a gas-powered engine. Either way, this is gonna give plenty of opportunities for the next generation to get their foot in the door at Ford.

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