Hundreds Get Layoff Notices at Peoria-Area Caterpillar Sites

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From Pekin Times: Hundreds of mostly office employees received layoff notices at one of the largest Caterpillar Inc. facilities in the Peoria area this week, just as the company announced plans to close overseas production plants and eliminate thousands more positions.

A total of 300 support and management employees at Building AC and the Tech Center in Mossville this week received job loss notifications that included severance packages, 60 days notice and mandated Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letters.

The WARN Act letters are required under certain conditions, including plant closures and mass layoffs of at least 250 people, and must be filed with agencies such as the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

“We issued out WARN letters to the appropriate agencies and employees,” Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachel Potts said Friday. “The letter does not reflect other reductions at our facilities in the area.”

The company…

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