Ford to temporarily lay off 2,000 hourly employees for retooling in US

Ford Motor said it would temporarily layoff about 2,000 hourly employees at its Michigan assembly and stamping plants in Wayne, as the factories undergo retooling to build the Ranger pickup trucks and Bronco sport utility vehicles. The layoffs will start in early May and last through October, according to a notice filed by the No.2 U.

S. automaker.  "Employees who are temporarily affected will receive approximately 75 percent of their take-home pay if they have one year seniority," Ford's manufacturing and labor.

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