The simultaneous downturn in the services and manufacturing industries poses a daunting challenge for authorities seeking to keep a lid on unemployment and prevent social unrest as economic growth slumps to near three-decade lows.
Ford's downsizing also comes as car sales cool in key markets, including the United States and China.
Presidential election campaigns in Nigeria have been dominated by promises to provide more jobs as the unemployment rate has risen above 20 percent this year.
US President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on imported goods, including steel and alluminium, has started to show signs of being counterproductive, as it is putting more US jobs at risk than it is saving.
The ever-increasing financial pressures on families in China are making them think twice before deciding to go for a child, leading to a declining birth rate even after a two-child policy announced in 2015.
US decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could raise prices for consumers and potentially put people out of work, businesses say.
US President Donald Trump has pulled the United States out from the Paris Agreement despite pleas that he should not do so.
Angry young Algerians are threatening not to vote, which could undermine this week's parliamentary elections and the country's facade of democracy. But others push for a strong opposition in parliament to closely monitor the ruling party.
Bruno Le Roux has been placed under preliminary investigation for hiring his two teenage daughters as parliamentary aides.
The second rise in three months comes in the wake of steady economic growth, strong job gains and confidence that inflation is rising to the central bank's target.
The former prime minister saw his ratings drop after prosecutors opened an inquiry into accusations that he gave large amounts of taxpayers' money to his wife and two children for "fake jobs."
Erdogan says each firm should hire one jobless person while addressing business leaders in a speech.
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