Ford to add 500 jobs in Chicago, invest $1B in SUV plant

Ford said Thursday it will hire 500 workers and invest $1 billion in its Chicago assembly operations to help keep up with booming demand for sport and crossover-utility vehicles.

The Chicago Assembly and Stamping Plants currently build both the full-size Taurus sedan and Explorer SUV. The Taurus will be dropped as part of Ford’s move out of passenger cars, but the Explorer is enjoying a level of growth it hasn’t experienced in decades.

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/ford-add-500-jobs-chicago-invest-1b-suv-plant-n968821

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