Ford to cut up to 3,000 paid jobs, many in Michigan: What we know

Over the next few days, thousands of Ford Motor Company salaried workers will be laid off, the bulk of them in Michigan, as the company works to cut costs and continues to reorganize and transform its business model.

In a memo sent to about 31,000 Ford employees in North America on Monday, CEO Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley explained that to “address all aspects of costs — from materials to those related to quality,” Ford will reduce its salaried workforce by 2,000 and more employees. Agency by 1,000 in the United States, Canada and India.

The majority of the cuts will be in the United States, Ford spokesman Mark Trobey told the Free Press, adding that “the majority of our employee base is in Michigan, so a significant proportion of the job cuts are in Michigan.”

Ford has restructured its operations over the past two years, including dividing into divisions focused on electric vehicles, internal combustion vehicles, and commercial sales. It’s part of the Ford+ plan.

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