Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will hire 2,200 salaried workers this year, its biggest such move in more than 10 years, to fill positions in product development, manufacturing and information technology, the No. 2 U.S. carmaker said Friday.

This comes after Ford hired 8,100 salaried and hourly workers in 2012, including 1,000 in-sourced hourly positions; Ford is more than halfway to its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015 to support new products and investment.

The Dearborn, Mich., company is performing well recently and has doubled its quarterly dividend starting this quarter, according to the Wall Street Journal.