Apparently the powers that be at Caterpillar didn’t get the memo from Gov. Scott Walker that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.”
Caterpillar Inc. has laid off about 60 more employees at its South Milwaukee plant as the company struggles through a slow period in mining equipment sales and adds to the hundreds of layoffs from last summer.
The latest job reductions, effective April 14, are for an undetermined period of time, the company said Monday.
Sixty employees will be laid off, while an additional 48 could be moved into different positions at the plant as a result of the layoffs, according to the United Steelworkers union.
This latest round of layoffs at the Caterpillar plant in South Milwaukee comes after the company had laid off 400 employees in Milwaukee and South Milwaukee in 2012 and 2013.