Ford adds over 2000 jobs to support new Transit and F150
The automaker will also add a further 1,100 jobs starting in the fourth quarter to prepare for the introduction of the new Ford Transit full-size van in 2014.
“The Transit van is very popular in Europe, and they are finally bringing it to the U.S.,” said Michelle Krebs, an analyst with auto information company Edmunds.com. “It has great potential and will be popular with small businesses such as plumbers and electricians.”
The Transit’s primary competitor will be the Sprinter, a cargo van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz that sells well in the U.S., Krebs said.