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Ford confirms cutting 3,000 jobs as it pushes towards electric

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New York (AFP) – US auto giant Ford confirmed Monday it is eliminating around 3,000 jobs, mainly in North America and India, as the company pushes to accelerate its transition to electric vehicles. Challenged by Tesla and other start-ups, traditional carmakers have accelerated production of their electric models in recent years. The restructuring involves 2,000 salaried positions and 1,000 contractors mostly in the United States, Canada and India but does not affect factory workers, a spokesman told AFP. US media had already reported in July that Ford, which has around 182,000 employees worldw…

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