Ford has begun notifying certain salaried and agency workers of layoffs this week, according to an internal email sent to its employees.

Ford has been signaling for weeks they would layoff roughly 3,000 employees as part of a shift to electric vehicles. The email was signed bye Executive Chair Bill Ford and CEO Jim Farley, and discussed Ford’s need to redeploy resources and embrace new technology.

Building this future requires changing and reshaping virtually all aspects of the way we have operated for more than a century”.

The job cuts will go into effect on September 1st, according to a spokesperson.

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