Am I Next? Temporary Mass Layoffs at Ford F-150 Assembly Plants

Ford Motor Company has halted the production of its iconic F-150 pickup trucks at its Kansas City Assembly plant due to a fire at one of its sole-source vendors. Approximately 4,000+ employees were temporarily laid-off through no fault of their own when a fire hit Meridian Lightweight Technologies plant in Easton Rapids, Michigan. The layoffs may extend to other assembly plants affected by a lack of critical components required to assemble the vehicles.

It appears that approximately 2,700 employees were also temporarily idled at the Louisville, Kentucky facility. .

While Ford may pay partial salaries and other assistance may be available, this type of unexpected incident leading to income disruption should serve as a warning for all employees to begin to build a personal emergency fund to help ease any temporary loss of income. 

Are you asking yourself, Am I Next?