Ford Cutting 1,400 Jobs

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CBJ — Ford plans to cut 10% of its workforce across North America and Asia this summer, but most job cuts are expected to be voluntary.

The automaker said it expects about 1,400 job cuts from a total worker pool of 15,300, including 9,600 in the U.S., 1,000 in Mexico, 600 in Canada and 4,141 in Asia.

Details of voluntary early retirement and separation packages will be offered to employees next month, Ford spokesperson Mike Moran said.

None of the job cuts are expected to come from plant manufacturing, information technology, product development, credit department or analytics. All other “skill teams” will be included, however.Employees in Europe and South America aren’t included in this news because they are already undergoing their own workforce adjustments. The company’s units in the Middle East and Africa are exempt because those businesses are still being built.

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