Ford shuts down functions in Brazil, destroying tens of hundreds of positions

Ford declared on January 11 that it will close its production of cars in Brazil, shutting down its three vegetation in the metropolitan areas of Camaçari, in the point out Bahia Taubaté, in the condition of São Paulo and Horizonte, in the condition of Ceará. In accordance to Ford, 5,000 employees will be laid off in Brazil. But tens of countless numbers more work opportunities are instantly connected with its output chain, and a wave of dismissals is expected.

In a statement to its Brazilian prospects, Ford declared: “As you know, the world-wide automotive business is undergoing a transformation method driven by new and emerging systems in connected companies, electrification and autonomous cars, with shopper requires and regulatory objects reshaping the market.”

Ford shuts down functions in Brazil, destroying tens of hundreds of positions
Brazilian Ford workers exterior the plant in Taubate, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the working day right after Ford Motor Co. introduced it will shut 3 crops in Brazil and quit making cars in the South American region exactly where it has been running given that 1919. (AP Photograph/Andre Penner)

This restructuring of manufacturing is, in other terms, a significant destruction of employment and wage cuts globally remaining enacted by Ford and the full automobile sector. The most up-to-date wave of occupation and expense cuts commenced several years in the past, escalating in 2018 and 2019 with a major downturn in the vehicle field already then on the horizon.

In 2018, Ford announced a around the globe restructuring aimed at a multibillion-greenback reduction in fees. “The aim is to streamline the corporation. It’s a cascading process. It will signify a reduction in workforce,” explained Mark Truby, the company’s vice president of international communications. The following year, the firm fired 7,000 white-collar workers and laid off 12,000 workers as it closed five European vegetation.

In Brazil, Ford closed a person of its principal amenities, a truck manufacturing facility in São Bernardo do Campo, in the São Paulo metropolitan space, in Oct 2019. On that event, 3,000 immediate workforce and 1,500 outsourced personnel ended up laid off, not to point out the approximately 20,000 workers at the related car pieces vegetation.

The slashing of jobs staying promoted now by Ford follows thousands of other layoffs in Brazil’s vehicle business that happened previous 12 months.

Very last December, Mercedes-Benz announced that it would shut down its car generation in Brazil, firing the 370 employees at its luxury car or truck plant. Renault-Nissan slashed more than 1,000 jobs in 2020, and Volkswagen declared that it would reduce a single third of its workforce, having opened on Monday a voluntary layoff software for this intent.