Ford Plant Adding 1,200 Jobs – to Produce New Explorer SUV

By Susan Jones | January 26, 2010 | 8:10 AM EST
( - Chicago's job market will increase by 1,200 workers when the Ford Motor Co. begins production of a new version of the Ford Explorer SUV later this year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Tuesday.

And as Ford eyes expanded SUV production, General Motors – partially owned by the U.S. government – announced it plans to build its own electric motors for its hybrid and electric vehicles.

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