4 Consumer Stock Stories Attracting Notice Tuesday

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F): Closing price $15.51

Over the next six months, Ford said that it intends to add 800 white-collar workers in the United States, which will take its total number of salaried recruits in 2013 to 3,000. The new jobs, which will be mostly in engineering, information tech, product development, and manufacturing, will be in addition to the 2,200 new salaried jobs Ford reported earlier this year. The historic automaker will also bring in workers in purchasing, finance, and other areas. With demand for new cars and trucks possibly exceeding 15 million light vehicles in the United States in 2013, domestic auto and parts factories are being run at almost maximum capacity for the number of workers available.

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