FoMoCo says that the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer, which will be unveiled Monday, will bring more than 600 new supplier jobs in addition to 1,200 positions being added at the automaker. The 2011 Explorer will also be exported to more than 90 countries, helping Ford’s overall efforts to increase exports from North America.
“The economic impact of the new Explorer will benefit hundreds of American communities,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “Not only does the new Explorer change the game for SUVs, it will help boost the American economy by fueling jobs and new investments.”
“Each automotive job is estimated to generate an additional 10 indirect jobs, according to the Center for Automotive Research data. That means Explorer could help create up to 12,000 new jobs overall,” Ford said in a statement.
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– By: Omar Rana