Breitbart confirms that Ford will be providing thousands of manufacturing jobs for workers in Mexico.
Ford Motor Company confirmed rumors that the automaker will be hiring more Mexican workers to help with a $1.6 billion expansion of a factory in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The automaker announced that the new facility will be operational in 2018 and will create 2,800 new jobs for Mexico.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump released a statement in response to the news in which the billionare mogul slammed the company:
“This transaction is an absolute disgrace. Our dishonest politicians and the special interests that control them are laughing in the face of all American citizens … When I am president, we will strongly enforce trade rules against unfair foreign subsidies, and impose countervailing duties to prevent egregious instances of outsourcing,” he said.
Trump added that the United States should renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico to “create a fair deal for American workers.”
The news came following rumors that Ford would join other auto-manufactuerers in moving their facilities south of the border.
The newly announced $1.6 billion investment is on top of the $2.5 billion Ford had already earmarked for improvements to its Mexican facilities.
Ford joins rival General Motors, which is investing $5 billion in Mexico, as well as foreign car-makers BMW AG, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motors.
The auto industry isn’t alone in shutting down U.S. facilities and opening or enlarging facilities in Mexico.
Earlier this year Mondelez bakeries, which makes Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers, and Cadbury chocolates, announced yet another round of layoffs at its Chicago bakery in conjunction with a move to enlarge its bakery lines in Mexico. Source
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