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Ford tells State of Michigan 1,000 workers at Flat Rock Assembly Plant will be moved to other plants

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 18:34:44-05

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Ford has filed notice with the state of Michigan, saying more than 1,000 jobs will be eliminated at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant. However, the company says the workers will be moved to other plants after the cuts are made.

The notice is dated January 25. A Ford spokesperson says the notice is a followup to an announcement they made in November, which said they were "rebalancing production" at some U.S. plants, including the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which is moving to one shift in the spring.

The notice was provided under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. It says 1012 hourly jobs will be cut from the Flat Rock plant by April 1, 2019.

However, Ford says that number may be cut by "voluntary quits, retirements, transfers, etc."

The move is expected to affect 650 Hourly Non-Skilled Employees, 350 Hourly Non-Skilled Temporaries and 12 Salaried Employees, according to the notice. Ford says 500 of the hourly workers will be moved to the Livonia Transmission plant. The remaining 150 hourly workers, as well as the 350 temporary workers will be offered jobs at other plants, with the majority of those in southeast Michigan.

The remaining 12 employees are salaried. A Ford spokesperson says she believed they would also receive offers to move to other plants.