Ford Motor Co. plans to eliminate about 1,400 salaried positions by offering buyout packages to 15,000 employees in Asia and North America, including some in California.
The buyouts specifically affect corporate staff, including the finance, legal, communications, government affairs and purchasing departments. The Dearborn, Mich., automaker said it notified affected employees this week. Those who accept the buyout are to leave by Sept. 30.
Ford’s California corporate staffers are based in Irvine. A company spokeswoman said some California employees were offered a buyout, but would not say how many.
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