MELBOURNE -- Ford Motor Co. Australia Ltd. plans to hire more workers to speed up construction of a production line for a new model due to go on sale here in late 2003. "We are expanding rather than cutting down and before Christmas advertised for workers, including (50) apprentices. So (we) are, in fact, increasing our workforce," a company spokeswoman says. "Ford in Australia has had its plans to move forward into the next couple of years approved, and we're sticking with that. So ...

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