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Latest Round Of Ford Layoffs Have Concluded

As Ford Authority reported last week, another round of Ford layoffs were expected to be announced this week, following recent job cuts in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. This move was preceded by the elimination of an unspecified number of contract workers, and as Ford Authority reported earlier this week, the forthcoming Ford layoffs were expected to total in the hundreds – not the thousands, as was previously the case – with most of those eliminations happening in the engineering field, which CEO Jim Farley previously noted was overstaffed by around 25 percent. Now, this latest round of Ford layoffs have concluded, with the Detroit Free Press shedding a little more light on the situation.

“Notifications are largely finished,” Ford spokesman T.R. Reid told the Free Press. “People who were affected are being provided with severance benefits and assistance in finding new opportunities.” However, Reid stopped short of providing an exact number of how many employees were ultimately laid off, whether that be the prior contract positions or this latest round of salaried workers.

Regardless, a source informed the Free Press that Ford laid off around 1,000 salaried workers in this latest round of cuts. That number affects all three of the automaker’s divisions – Ford Blue, Model e, and Ford Pro, plus the teams that support them – with most eliminations coming from the engineering department, as expected.

That figure is far less than the 3,000 workers cut in the U.S., Canada, and India last August, while the automaker employed around 28,000 white collar workers in America and 70k around the globe as of Q1 2023. It’s unclear if this will be the last round of layoffs coming from The Blue Oval, but the automaker has remained adamant that it’s overstaffed in a number of areas, and intends to trim its operations in an effort to reduce costs and improve profitability.

We’ll have the latest on Ford’s job cuts as they happen, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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