Thread regarding Ford layoffs

I heard more cuts in NA on the way

I heard that on top of the 2000 in Europe there are going to be another 1500 NA white collar jobs that will be cut before negotiations with the union start. Also hearing that they will be hiring to back fill many of those positions and the ones from the last round that were being "eliminated" at a much lower rate. They want to make it look to the union as if they are not the only ones that will be losing jobs.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP

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The folks that have been (Red Circled) and stayed has allowed the company to treat them like total Lap Dogs. I understand for many why they choose, it’s just sad that the company had no issue doing this. In addition, there have been higher level LL employees who where being let go, and begged to stayed. Company response - busting back immediately 2 levels. Not sure how these people are really engaged going forward adding to the difficult culture.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-fxey

I don’t think I’d recommend that my son work at ford unless he couldn’t find another job. I worked at ford for 17 years. I also worked at two other companies for a number of years and found that the other companies gave me more diverse skills because my responsibilities provided depth and breath. Ford does everything their own way and each Job has very narrow responsibilities. Plus they encourage you to move every few years so you know a lot about everything but not a great deal about anything. Ford wants generalists while many other companies want specialists. Ford is a decent “last” job but not the best for someone just starting out.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-arzz

Up to 429 now - must be a shortage of employees!!

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-aaoh

What is going on with cuts in EU? When will they be done? What levels have yet to be cut? The waiting game s—s. Prayers to all EU colleagues.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-9etq

Take a look at the internal postings. Jobs that I recognize that used to be LL6 are now being listed for SG7-8. Looks like the trend is to shove more work down the chain for less pay.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-9qgt

388 and climbing! Business must be great at Ford!

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-7ezx

I still think it is a great place to work for the younger folks. Yeah - we all complain about Ford but it is no different than any other big company. Things will get better once the dust settles a bit at Ford and the industry figures out the direction for the future.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-7hba

Why would you want your son to work in such a horrible environment????

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-7ntw

Yep - they have 381 openings on the Ford career site. I have been looking at the postings for almost a year to see if there might be something for my son. I'd say that the openings have increased by about 150+ since the layoffs.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-7wty

I can't believe how many postings Ford has right now. GM didn't open up hiring until at least a month later.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-7rim

I am with yah. Hope PRP with a kicker is in the cards come February of 2020.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-6ukw

Bring back PRP for 2019🤗🤗🤗. Come on hacket you can afford it. We are just biding our time to leave this company.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-5sgb

As we (all automotive companies) move towards less design and production intensive vehicles such as hybrid, BEV's and eventually autonomous vehicles, there will be a reduction in workforce at all levels. Across the industry vehicle platforms are being commonized and the systems in them will be limited to a number of choices selected from a CAE design menu. The announcement of the Ford /VW collaboration on BEV production is just the latest example of this trend. VW is planning to produce up to 22 million BEV's over the next 10 years. BEV's are much simpler to design and produce allowing the OEM's to support a greatly reduced workforce. The reality is that a significant amount of these BEV platforms can be assembled with robotics. Our mobility world is rapidly changing.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-4xao

Wait till the dust settles on the VW deal. I know they say the companies will remain separate, but why do a tie up if engineering efficiencies aren’t a result. Stay tuned for more headcount adjustments, just the beginning of the major industry compression underway.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-3cne

UAW has all the cards they will take Ford to the cleaners like they always do. UAW Employees are protected. Pay raises and 0 job cuts guaranteed.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-2sko

If you are under 50 and have skills, get out. They are targeting older folks. I pity those that choose to stay.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-1qmg

Any (additional) head count reductions or any pay cuts better happen quick. Negotiations start in a lil over 6 weeks.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-1pez

Watch out. Pay raises will be the next thing to go. Again, need to show the union that white collar workers are sacrificing too.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-dur

Hopefully they have offers.

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Post ID: @ZXkdcWP-bom

Yep. Upcoming union negations came to mind when I heard about the May firings. Have to make it look bad so they can reduce benefits for the people who build the vehicles.

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