Ford cuts up to 3,000 salaried jobs, many in Michigan: what we know

In the coming days, thousands of salaried employees of Ford Motor Co. being laid off, most of them in Michigan, as the company cuts costs and continues to reorganize and transform its business model.

In a memo sent Monday to about 31,000 Ford employees in North America, Executive Chair Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley explained that “to address all aspects of cost — from materials to those related to quality,” Ford will reduce its salaried workforce by 2,000 and temporary workers by 1,000 in the US, Canada and India.

Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

The majority of the cuts will be in the US, Ford spokesman Mark Truby told the Free Press, adding, “Most of our workforce is in Michigan, so a significant percentage of the job losses are in Michigan. “

Ford has restructured its business in recent years, including dividing it into divisions focusing on electric vehicles, combustion engine vehicles and commercial sales. It’s part of the Ford+ plan.

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