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German media: Ford plans to lay off 1,000 workers

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Ford, which according to its website employs about 20,000 workers in Germany, declined to comment on the report.

Automaker Ford plans to cut more than 1,000 jobs at its biggest factory in Cologne, German magazine Automobilwoche reported today, citing unnamed sources.

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According to this source, a meeting of the 14,000 workers has been called for Monday.

Ford, which according to its website employs about 20,000 workers in Germany, declined to comment on the report.

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But it said the transition to the electric vehicle market would require “significant changes” in the way its cars are produced.

“We have no comment on speculation about possible restructuring of Ford in Europe,” a spokesman said in a written statement. “The transition (to the electric vehicle market) requires significant changes in the way we design, build and sell Ford vehicles and will affect the organizational structure and skills we will need in the future,” he added, clarifying that more details would be announced. when the company’s plans are finalized and the employees are informed first.

The American automaker has pledged to sell only electric passenger cars in Europe by 2030 and plans to launch three new electric passenger cars and four electric commercial vehicles by 2024.

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