DECATUR — Caterpillar Inc. announced Friday an additional 300 employees will be laid off at the Decatur plant within the next 60 days. The latest layoffs would take effect in July.
The announcement comes a month after the manufacturer said 460 workers supplemental workers would lose their jobs effective in June.
A statement from Caterpillar said the 300 employees work in production and support/management roles. The majority of impacted employees are from the production workforce, Caterpillar officials said.
The company said weak market conditions continue to be experienced in the mining industry.
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