LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Caterpillar announced more layoffs today at its Lafayettefacility and at a facility in Griffin, Georgia.
For Lafayette, the company has announced an additional 141layoffs, which are expected to last at least six months. Thoselayoffs will begin on July 31, 2009.
The company also intends to implement rolling layoffs which willhave a predetermined length, such as one week per month, and adefinite return date. These rolling layoffs will take placethroughout the rest of the year.
According to a company statement, the changes are being made tobring production levels in line with demand. The statement alsosays that more layoffs and separations may be necessary this year,depending on business conditions.
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski gave his reaction to theseadditional layoffs in an interview. To view this interview, clickhere.
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