Caterpillar Confirms Layoffs in Peoria Area

Published 09/30 2013 05:27PM

Updated 09/30 2013 10:40PM

PEORIA – Spokesperson for Caterpillar has confirmed that lay-offs are occurring in the Peoria area.

Spokesperson Rachel Potts said the company stated in its second quarter financial results that it would be taking action to reduce costs in the second half of the year.

Employee notifications have recently occurred in the Peoria area, but Potts said the company is not releasing specific totals or locations.

Published reports also indicate lay-offs are occurring in South Milwaukee and Decatur.

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