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Another blow to the auto industry


July 30, 2010
By Mary Del


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Ford Motor Company has announced that it will lay off nearly 500 workers at its engine plant in Windsor, Ont., on November 1.

Ford’s move to a single shift at its Windsor Engine Complex will result in the loss of about 385 jobs from production and 104 trade jobs. However, the automaker plans to begin another shift at the newly rebuilt Essex Engine Plant, also in Windsor, adding more than 100 jobs.
 
The news came just a day after GM closed its transmission plant in the city after 90 years, cutting 500 jobs.