Hiring in the automotive industry continues to speed at a fast clip, with previous plans by one manufacturer to hire employees extended further than expected and another supplier bringing up to 160 jobs to Indiana.

Ford Motor Company originally planned to hire 2,200 new salaried workers this year to properly manage rising interest and sales in automobiles, but has expanded its needs to add another 800 to its totals, according to The Associated Press.

Desired positions for the company to fill include engineers and computer specialists, which can help them keep up with a 14 percent rise in sales experienced this year. The company originally lost 13,000 salaried workers in restructuring between 2006 and 2009, and while some positions are going to those workers, others have been hired from other high-tech companies.

Meanwhile, Ground Effects, which is an installer of spray-in bed liners, plans to locate a new facility in Allen County, Indiana, near a General Motors plant, bringing up to 160 full-time positions with it. The company plans to install 20,000 bed liners in its first years, hoping to eventually increase its output to 50,000 with more hires, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

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