Kansas City, Mo. – Ford announced Monday it plans to lay off thousands of workers.
The company said the layoffs will be made at locations in the US and Canada, as well as its Ford Business Services operations in India.
The cuts will affect about 2,000 salaried employees and 1,000 agency personnel, according to a Ford spokeswoman.
The company said most of the cuts will be at locations in Michigan.
“While we are making difficult but necessary changes in several areas of our business, we are investing in areas that are important to Ford and our customers including the production of iconic brands and EV vehicles and in our Ford Pro, commercial business,” Ford. said in a statement.
In a letter to Ford employees, the company said the auto industry is changing at a “breathtaking pace.”
“We have the opportunity to lead this exciting new era of connected and electric vehicles; create the most growth and value for Ford and our stakeholders since we scaled the Model T; and continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and society in general,” the letter Ford’s announcement to employees said.
The company said employees will learn specifics about the changes from regional and local managers later this week.
The company had cut its workforce earlier this year.
This is in addition to the decision to close its F-150 line at Claycomo in February due to a chip shortage.
United Auto Workers Local 249 also declared workers at the Claycomo plant temporarily laid off earlier this month.
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