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Ford BlueOval SK Will Now Create 2,500 New Jobs

A little over two years ago, Ford announced that it would be investing billions in three new EV and EV battery production facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky – one at BlueOval City, and two at the future Ford BlueOval SK campus, with production slated to begin in 2025. The automaker began hiring for these new under-construction plants just a few weeks ago, though last week, FoMoCo announced that it’s pushing back $12 billion in EV investments and may even ditch plans to invest that money altogether, all while delaying production at the second Ford BlueOval SK plant, though construction at that facility will continue. As a result, the number of new jobs set to be created at the Ford BlueOval SK campus has effectively been cut in half.

“The BlueOval SK battery plant at BlueOval City will produce advanced batteries for future Ford and Lincoln EVs. The $5.6 billion investment between Ford and SK On will create 2,500 new jobs in Stanton, TN!” the company wrote in a post on X recently. When Ford BlueOval SK Battery Park was originally announced, the company planned to hire 5,000 workers, but since that second plant won’t be operational by 2025 as expected, it understandably resulted in this reduction of new jobs.

Ford BlueOval SK Battery Park 002

In the meantime, it’s unclear what the future holds for the second BlueOval SK battery plant. It stands to reason that BlueOval SK will in fact expand its operations to include that building if/when EV demand calls for it, which aligns with the automaker’s recent change of plans, however.

We’ll have more on Ford’s EV strategy soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing 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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  1. Martin Adams

    Thank you for all the information concerning the greatest automotive company, which I am lucky enough to be apart of, FMC

  2. Ron

    EV sales are flat or declining. Technology and infrastructure isn’t ready and the public knows it.

    1. Buck

      Agreed plus EVs are way to expensive and to short ranged. If they want EVs to sell they need something around $20 thousand dollars and no less than 400 mile range yeah a dream that’s why EVs will never replace ICE vehicles.


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