Ford plans to lay off nearly 1000 people in the United States to accelerate its electric transformation

Netease automotive industry 2021-08-08 11:35:25 阅读数:94

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According to media reports , ford Auto is seeking to cut jobs in the United States through a voluntary buyout plan 1000 Employees . This is also the latest measure to accelerate Ford's transformation to electrification .


Ford said , This will help the company ” Match the business focus to the key skills needed to turn the car business around “, At the same time to realize “Ford+” Development plan , Produce and serve more electric vehicles .

This year, 5 month , Ford announced “Ford+” Development plan , Committed to creating iconic products and services , Build a comprehensive customer relationship , And continuously improve the customer experience . And introduce intelligent electric vehicles to the market . at present , Ford's F-150 Lightning Electric pickup trucks are very popular in the United States , since 5 Since its launch in January, we have received 12 Million pre orders .

Ford said , at present , Some qualified employees have been notified about this plan . It is reported that , The plan will provide one-time cash compensation and welfare to employees who accept the buyout . According to the length of service in the company , Of which, the service life exceeds 20 Employees in will receive the most compensation , Including up to 6 Months of severance compensation and benefits . at present , Ford has not revealed more information .

However , This is not the first time Ford has laid off thousands of people . stay 2020 year 9 month , Ford once announced , It plans to lay off workers in the United States through buyouts and layoffs 1400 Post .

Ross School of business, University of Michigan Erik Gordon The professor compares the ongoing personnel adjustment in the automotive industry to the changes in the television and newspaper industries before , In these industries , Technology has led to massive unemployment of printers and darkroom technicians .

Erik Gordon Also said , Sometimes , The company had to fire some people , Because they don't have the skills needed for business transformation . Layoffs will continue in the automotive industry .

Ford is accelerating its electric transformation . Earlier this year , The company will increase its investment in electric vehicle technology to 2025 Year of 300 Billion beauty element . Thursday , The Biden administration announced stricter emission standards , To help combat climate change . Ford said on the same day , To 2030 In, the company's electric vehicle sales will occupy... Of the U.S. market 40% To 50%.

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