Ford to lay off 400 staff in latest blow to Australian automotive industry


Some 400 Australian jobs are set to be lost at car manufacturing giant Ford.

Most of the roles to be cut are in product development and design, with a small number in other areas.

About 1800 people work for the company in Australia, meaning more than one in five are set to lose their jobs.

The company said it has started a consultation process with unions and employees about a “separation program”.

Australian operations will continue to be the headquarters for development of the Ranger and Everest models.

“The changes are part of Ford’s global drive to improve efficiency and transform its operations to meet future needs,” a spokesman said.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has been contacted for comment.

This article was first published by AAP.


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