Normally when you hear about auto workers in Michigan getting cut, it's the blue-collar folks that usually get cut but this time Ford is aiming at the white-collar workers.

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Michigan is Used to Auto Jobs Getting Cut

It is no secret the state of Michigan over the years has gotten used to workers getting cut. I grew up in a home where my dad worked a lifetime in the automotive industry and I've heard all the stories and know many families who have been affected by the loss of a job in the auto industry.

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For as long as I can remember the only automotive workers that usually get cut are the blue-collar workers. In all my years of walking this earth, I have never heard of a mass white-collar worker cut.

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Ford is Cutting 3,000 White-Collar Workers

Growing up in Michigan I have heard of massive layoffs and job cuts but Ford cutting around 3,000 white-collar jobs is a first. This is a shocking number of management positions to go away all at once.

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With the move from gas to electric vehicles, we all knew changes were coming but I don't think anyone saw this coming.

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According to WOOD-TV, Ford is cutting 2,000 full-time salaried workers plus another 1,000 contract workers. Most cuts will occur in the United States and Canada. There will be some cuts in India.

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The only good news in this story is the nearly 60,000 union factory workers will not be affected by the cuts.

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