Ford Cuts Jobs at F-150 Lightning Plant, Adds to Bronco, Ranger – RVBusiness – Breaking RV Industry News

Ford Motor Co. on Friday said it’s cutting two-thirds of the jobs at the Michigan plant that builds the F-150 Lightning as it slows output of the electric pickup, according to a report by Automotive News.

In April, Ford will make 1,400 workers at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich., either retire or move to other facilities as the plant drops to one daily production shift, the automaker said. Since October, the site has been operating on a two-shift, three-crew pattern, with one crew of workers on rotating layoffs.

Ford said 700 people, or roughly half the affected workers, will transfer to nearby Michigan Assembly Plant, where it’s adding a third crew to increase production of the Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup. Those 700 will join 900 additional hires for a total of 1,600 workers on the new third crew.

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