GERMANY: Ford plans layoffs of 1,000 workers
Ford Motor Co.'s German unit Ford-Werke AG has said it will lay off 1,000 workers for 16 days in November and December as demand falls in the US, according to Detroit News. The report says that the workers concerned make engines for the Ford Explorer and Ranger models. Sales of the models were falling before the Sept. 11 attacks and fell even more sharply afterwards, the company said.
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