McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries began layoffs Thursday at its McConnellsburg facility and other sites that will reduce its worldwide employment by about 13 percent over the next two months, according to a company official.
Kirsten Skyba, vice president for global marketing, would not say how many workers were being laid off Thursday at the McConnellsburg plant, but said about 600 of the company's 4,500 employees worldwide would be affected by job cuts between now and the end of September.
JLG is the largest employer in Fulton County, and had as many as 2,200 employees in recent years.
The cuts will affect both salaried and production workers, Skyba said. In North America, JLG employs more than 3,500 people with facilities in Fulton and Bedford counties in Pennsylvania and Oaks, N.D., and offices in Hagerstown, she said.
The manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers also has production facilities in France and Belgium, Skyba said. JLG is owned by Oshkosh Corp.