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Ford to Lay Off Nearly 200 Workers

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July 22, 2019—Ford will reportedly lay off about approximately 200 employees in September at a Canadian manufacturing plant in Oakville, Ontario, with the possibility of more layoffs in January, according to Reuters.

Ford employs approximately 4,600 workers at the Oakville plant.

The union president originally estimated the number of layoffs at 185. Ford attributed the layoffs to slowing sales of the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, both of which are produced at the plant.

The plant will slow production as of Aug. 1, cutting one shift and reducing hours.

 

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