Car maker Ford announces the closure of its factory in Bridgend, Wales, wiping out up to 1,700 jobs – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Car maker Ford announces the closure of its factory in Bridgend, Wales, wiping out up to 1,700 jobs




Car manufacturer Ford has announced the closure of its factory in Bridgend in South Wales, putting up to 1,700 jobs in jeopardy.

Local unions have expressed their dismay about the decision, as it may have a devastating impact on the local economy.

The plant, which has been in operation for four decades, may soon shut its doors for good.

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has been partly blamed for the decision.

Ford is set to cut about 5,000 jobs globally over the coming months.

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