Facebook customers duplicated and also pasted the very same insurance claim regarding Ford, Ohio, and also Mexico, throughout an unidentified variety of web pages, teams, and also accounts.

Published30 March 2021

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On March 18, 2021, a Facebook customer shared what might have seemed large information in the vehicle sector. The blog post read: "17000 ohio Ford electric motor work are mosting likely to Mexico." It was duplicated as well as pasted by several Facebook individuals:

The article was shared countless times. It was likewise replicated and also pasted by various other individuals as well as might have been shared somewhere else as a screenshot.

This was misinforming. There was no indicator that Ford Electric motor Firm was sending out "17,000" Ohio work to Mexico, although the unclear Facebook blog post showed up to describe occasions that had actually unravelled simply days previously. The insurance claim was rather comparable to a formerly released tale from 2016.

On March 16, Detroit Free Press reported that 1,700 per hour staff members operated at a Ford plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. The number showed up to have actually been blown up to "17,000" in the Facebook article.

In November 2019, Ford had actually supposedly prepared to later on include 1,500 even more work to the plant. Nevertheless, in March 2021, the United Automobile Employee (UAW) organized labor claimed that those extra tasks were currently readied to become part of a plant in Mexico.

When Detroit Free Press asked if Ford was preparing to include those tasks in Mexico instead of Ohio, the firm reacted: "We have no extra information to offer right now."

While the business really did not drop any type of light on that particular problem, the Free Press did get a declaration from the car manufacturer. Kelli Felker is a worldwide production and also labor interactions supervisor for Ford. "We are constantly considering our choices," Felker stated.

"We still intend to spend $6 billion as well as maintain as well as produce 8,500 tasks in America throughout the program of this four-year agreement," she claimed.

"We are bought Ohio Setting up Plant and also our committed labor force there. Because 2019, we have actually spent greater than $185 million as well as produced and also preserved greater than 100 tasks at Ohio Setting up Plant, consisting of activities prepared for this year. This consists of raising our capability to develop added Super Obligation vehicles at Ohio Setting up Plant to fulfill solid customer need."

Altogether, it was misinforming for the Facebook blog posts to assert that "17,000" Ford Electric motor Firm work in Ohio were mosting likely to Mexico. In truth, 1,700 per hour workers operate at a plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, and also the future area of an anticipated 1,500 added work stayed unidentified.

We are connecting to Ford for explanation and also will certainly upgrade this tale ought to we listen to back.