Over 100 contracted janitorial employees who worked at three Caterpillar facilities are being laid off in May after GCA Services lost its contract to perform janitorial services for CAT.
68 workers in Mossville, 29 in East Peoria, and 21 at the Caterpillar Proving Grounds in Washington, totalling 118, will be facing layoffs by May 12.
“Caterpillar continuously evaluates its sourcing decisions for products and services. This sourcing decision is specific to Caterpillar’s focus on maximizing value of services across the Peoria area and not a reflection of the supplier’s work,” said Caterpillar spokesperson Lisa Miller.
The Illinois Department of Commerce’s website noted that a WARN (Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) alert was released in March. A WARN layoff can also be known as a mass layoff or a plant closure.
You can find this alert by going to https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/WorkforceDevelopment/warn/Pages/default.aspx Click on “Workforce,” and then find the “Layoff Notices and Closures (WARN)” tab, where you will find the montly reports.
The Mossvilile, East Peoria, and Washington location layoffs are all in the March 31, 2019 WARN report.
WMBD reached out to ABM Industries, who recently acquired GCA Services, which recently acquired GCA Services for comment, they did not respond.