Ford announces 450 job cuts in Canada

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : October 30, 2019 1:02

Ford announces 450 job cuts in Canada
Ford announces 450 job cuts in Canada

Ford employees are facing potential layoffs as the US automaker has announced 450 jobs cut at the Oakville plant in the new year. Company has taken this “tough” decision because it ends the production of two vehicles currently assembled there.

Ford will no longer make Lincoln MKT and also discontinuing making the Ford Flex SUV by the end of November at its Oakville assembly plant west of Toronto.

According to the spokeswoman, Kelli Felker,” It was done taking into consideration the shifting consumer demands.
Layoffs would begin in early February, according to Unifor, The Canadian union representing the workers.

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It is to be mentioned here the company had already announced 200 layoffs in July for the Oakville plant.
Company, currently has around 4,100 workers team.

Unifor’s president Jerry Dias said Ford was “replacing 75 percent of our vehicle lineup and will have the freshest line-up by the end of 2020, expanding our truck and utility line-up with new models.”