MADRID – Ford Spain hires 1,340 workers at its Almussafes plant as it adds a third shift of production for the next-generation Transit Connect compact van. The new hires comprise about 650 technicians, 100 engineers and 550 production workers on the third shift, originally scheduled to be added in mid-2014. The plant’s workforce will number 7,200 when the third shift comes on line Sept. 2. Transit Connect sales launch next month, and Ford plans daily production of 1,300 ...

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