Now Hiring: Ford Focus Suppliers Add 5,500 New Auto-Related Jobs

Ford Focus
Ford Focus

One of the important things to remember about the recovery of the American auto industry is that when one model is a hit, it's not just good news for the specific manufacturer that puts it out -- it means more profits -- and more jobs -- for all the companies that provide parts.

Such is the case with Ford's new Focus, a global car that is expected to add at least 5,500 new jobs to the economy.

Of the 310 suppliers in 22 countries making parts for the new Focus, many are adding jobs, facilities and equipment in local communities to produce the vehicle. Others have been able to maintain employment levels without laying anyone off, as a result of Focus sourcing.