McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- JLG Industries continued reducing its work force this week, despite recently securing a multimillion-dollar government contract.
The manufacturing company laid off 100 administrative and production employees this week --Â including some at its plant in Fulton County --Â bringing its total labor reduction to 45 percent in North America, said Ann Stawski, vice president of marketing for Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., JLG's parent company.
The company does not release the number of layoffs at specific plants, she said.
To date, JLG in Fulton County has eliminated 871 positions. In Bedford County, 65 positions have been eliminated since June 2008.
"The recessionary economy has impacted residential and commercial construction and it is continuing to impact our access equipment segment, which includes JLG," Stawski said. "JLG has eliminated positions and implemented other cost-reduction measures, including furloughs and pay adjustments to offset this impact."