Major Engine Manufacturer To Lay Off 1,500 By Years End.

Posted on November 16, 2012

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Indiana (The Gaslamp Post) -Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. announced that they are planning on cutting 1,500 jobs throughout Indiana.  Anticipating a weak economic outlook and dwindling worldwide sales, the company is taking this first step in survival.

Employees in both the manufacturing as well as the office have been informed that they could be losing their job by the end of 2012.

“These things are literally happening department by department as the company works through projects and priorities,” Jon Mills, Cummins director of external communications, said Tuesday.  “Approximately 3 percent of our global workforce will be affected, including office, professional, shop, temporary and full-time employees,” Mills said.

“Basically, it encompasses all departments that support the business. Again, determinations are ongoing and reductions will continue globally over approximately the next four weeks and reductions all will have taken effect by the end of the year,” he said.

“These actions are difficult and will impact a number of people who have worked for Cummins for many years but are necessary to respond to the current deteriorating global economic conditions and ensure the long-term success of Cummins,” Mills said as part of the Oct. 17 announcement.