Ford Motor Co. plans to trim its workforce amid an $11 billion global reorganization effort that comes as President Trump's tariffs squeeze the automotive industry.

Profits at the Dearborn, Mich.-based company fell 48 percent in the three months through June as sales slowed in China, whose government has retaliated for Trump's imposition of duties on $250 billion of its shipments to the U.S. After announcing the restructuring effort earlier this year with few details, a Ford spokeswoman on Friday said the automaker is “in the early stages of reorganizing our global salaried workforce.”

That “will result in headcount reduction over time, and this will vary based on team and location," she said in an emailed statement that provided no further details.

Higher steel and aluminum costs as a result of Trump’s levies on the two raw materials have also curbed automakers' profits, and the White House has threatened 25 percent tariffs on cars and car parts.