Ford is cutting 3,000 corporate jobs as part of its shift to electric vehicles
“We have too many people in certain places, there’s no doubt about that,” Farley said at the time. “And we have skills that no longer work. We have jobs that need to change.”
He admitted that Ford’s costs aren’t competitive with those of other automakers, but said the cuts were not just a traditional effort to cut costs, but to refocus the company.
“We are reshaping our company,” he said. And on our ice [internal combustion engine] Work, we want to simplify it. We want to make sure that the skills we have and the work… we have as minimal as possible. “
Monday’s notice to employees acknowledged the human cost of the shift in focus.
“None of this changes the fact that this is a difficult and emotional time,” the letter said. “The people leaving the company this week are friends and co-workers and we want to thank them for everything they have contributed to Ford. We have a duty to care and support those affected—and we will fulfill that duty—not only providing benefits but helping tremendously in finding new career opportunities.”