Ford to Slash Up to 20K Jobs: Report

Company aims to become 'as lean and efficient as possible'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2017 10:44 AM CDT
Ford Fusions are seen in Butler, Pa.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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(Newser) – Ford is expected to lay off a large chunk of its workforce as part of a plan to cut costs by $3 billion, various media outlets are reporting. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the cuts, which could be revealed as early as this week, will affect 10% of Ford's global workforce of 200,000. However, Reuters specifies the cuts will affect 10% of Ford's salaried workforce in North America and Asia, with employees offered early retirement incentives. Ford refused to comment on possible layoffs but said in a statement that "reducing costs and becoming as lean and efficient as possible" is part of its strategy. (Read more Ford stories.)

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