Ford says it will cut as many as 430 jobs at its Windsor engine plant as a consequence of lower production at assembly operations for the remainder of the year.
Ford is cutting output because demand is falling for gas guzzling pickup trucks and SUVs, which use the plant’s V8 engines.
Ford announced earlier in the day it will reduce overall North American production by 15 per cent.
However, it expects to increase output of the strong selling Ford Focus compact, Edge and Lincoln MKX crossover models, Fusion car and Escape small sport ute.
Ford builds the Edge and Lincoln crossover models at its Oakville complex, which will also soon start building the Flex crossover model.
Some laid-off workers from Windsor are taking new jobs in Oakville to meet increasing demand. The Oakville operation is currently hiring 500 workers.