Ford is this week laying off 3,000 workers worldwide, including at its facilities in Canada. The automaker says it is evaluating its costs in order to fully invest in its growth.
This decision affects approximately 2,000 employees and 1,000 agency employees in the United States, Canada, as well as in its business offices in India.
These workers will be offered
severance pay, benefits and significant assistance in finding new career opportunitiessays the company in an email to Radio-Canada.
As we continue to implement our Ford+ plan for growth and value creation, we are working to assess all of our costs to improve our competitiveness and ensure we can fully invest in growth.can we read in this short statement.
Like most automakers, Ford is preparing to transform its assembly plants to be able to manufacture electric vehicles and their batteries.
In October 2020, the federal and Ontario governments announced an investment of nearly $600 million for this purpose.
More details to come