The Ann Arbor area's tech graduates might get a jump start at not only local start-ups, but at the new and retooled Ford Motor Co.
"Ford Motor is dramatically stepping up its hiring of engineers, software workers and other salaried employees to meet the increased demand for a new high-tech era in the auto industry. Ford said it will increase white-collar hiring by 36%, or 800 jobs, to a total of 3,000....
At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, traditionally one of the nation's top sources of automotive talent, students are grasping that automotive is undergoing a revolution, says David Munson, dean of the engineering school. With driverless cars, advanced infotainment and other high tech on the way, "there has never been a more exciting time in the auto industry." Demand is strong, he says, for all but civil engineers."