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Ford sweeps in Germany 5000 Points

The US car manufacturer Ford wants to emphasize, in the framework of its austerity 5000 Points at all locations in Germany. Operations-related redundancies should not exist.

in January of Ford had announced a massive staff reduction and Europe. Now, the US car manufacturer, said that he wanted to reduce 5000 jobs in Germany. The staff had already been informed, said a company spokeswoman.

Ford wants to "layoffs avoided," it said in a letter to employees, the "Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger". The job losses would be achieved through severance packages and early retirement. Ford wants to save at least $ 500 million.

All locations

affected by the all three locations in Cologne, Saarlouis and Aachen are removal. In Cologne 18,000 people, 200 in Aachen, Germany and 6000 in the Saarland city of Saarlouis work. This is the core workforce, and in addition, the temporary workers, the number of which is unclear. The announced job cuts, which affect both the regular workforce and the contract workers.

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