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Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

Kirsten Korosec
Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

Ford Motor is laying off 7,000 salaried employees as part of CEO Jim Hackett's restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy, cut costs and turn the automaker into a more agile company prepared for a future that extends beyond its traditional business of producing and selling cars and trucks. The cuts represent about 10% of the automaker's salaried employees. Some buyouts and layoffs have already occurred, according to an email sent to employees by Hackett.