Ford Motor Company announced Monday layoffs of 3,000 white-collar contract employees to cut costs, focusing on the longer-range transition to electric vehicles.
An internal email was sent to employees Monday, denoting the changes. In addition, it notified affected salaried and agency workers of the coming cuts this week. The Wall Street Journal reportedly reviewed the email.
The workforce reduction focuses mainly on the U.S., Canada and India. According to the email, approximately 2,000 of the targeted cuts are salaried positions at the Dearborn, Mich., site. The reaming 1,000 are contract employees working in agencies outside the company.
The cuts weren’t unexpected, according to the Wall Street Journal. The prediction of white-collar layoffs came in July, as the company moved toward broad “restructuring to sharpen the car company’s focus on electric vehicles and the batteries to power them.”
The focus on climate change and “greener” energy sources is a lengthy ongoing debate.
The Associated Press recently investigated the environmental effects of the green agenda in Myanmar. Unfortunately, the effort to fix one issue has only exacerbated the situation.”
The destruction of the Myanmar forests and water supply is comparable to the destruction of Ford employee livelihoods, all for the same cause: a greener tomorrow, albeit without trees or financial income.