On December 16, Ford Motor Company shut down production at its St. Paul, Minnesota, truck plant that assembles the lightweight Ranger pickup for the American market. The closure wiped out some 800 jobs and left many of the affected workers looking for new employment in the middle of the worst economic recession since the 1930s.The decision to shutter the St. Paul facility first emerged back in 2006 when Ford’s new president and CEO Alan Mulally announced a new plan called “The Way Forward.” It targeted the closure of 16 plants and the elimination of 30,000 workers, reducing the company’s North American workforce by 29 percent.
Can you believe this crud?
Ford, if you missed it, was bragging about their business model and took out ads about how great they were and they didn't use government bail out money and blah, blah, blah.
This is a business model?
To destroy American workers, yeah.
To improve the US economy? No.
We really need a site that lists the closures in the US and the jobs sent overseas.
So, for example, if I need a new car, I just pull up the website and look through the various companies to find which has the best record of employing Americans. (And I'll be getting a new car next fall, so somebody start that website.)
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