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Layoffs in the Research Triangle?

TV station in the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina reports:

Clayton, N.C. — Days after the Caterpillar plant in Johnston County announced plans to expand its facility and employ about 300 people, there is now talk of layoffs.

Although plant officials would not comment Thursday morning, Johnston County deputies on site said they were called to the plant to help with any problems that might arise because of “numerous layoffs.”

And here I thought the idea of building plants down South was to avoid labor difficulties that require calling the cops.

More from the Raleigh News & Observer

The plant, which employs about 800, was slated to be furloughed for 10 days as part of a broader effort to reduce production and costs at the company, which makes earth-moving equipment.

Caterpillar also is cutting contract workers at many of its facilities, including the Clayton plant.

I know, Cat just wants them to spend more time with their families at the holidays.

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Tom Mangan posted at 11:45 am December 18th, 2008 |

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