Oshkosh Corp. announces 760 layoffs in Wisconsin

Apparently Oshkosh Corp. didn’t get Gov. Walker’s memo that Wisconsin is “Open for Business.”

Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it’s laying off about 700 hourly employees, starting in June, plus 60 salaried employees, as the company’s military vehicle business slows.

After the layoffs, Oshkosh Defense, which has been hit hard by the decline in military spending, will be left with about 1,850 employees in Oshkosh.


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3 thoughts on “Oshkosh Corp. announces 760 layoffs in Wisconsin

  1. The Wisconsin economy is tanking and so are home values. The Rich Business Owners backing the Republicans only care about themselves. The want the citizens of Wisconsin to pay for every road leading in and out of their business while they pay nothing. They wonder why they cannot find qualified workers when all the pay is 10 bucks an hour. Plus they do not want to pay for worker training in house or an educated workforce with their tax dollars.

    Oshkosh Defense should have been flexible enough to switch to consumer products instead of relying on Defense Contracts forever. At the end of the day its a bad day for the workers while the Rich Business Owners are laughing all the way to the bank.

    1. Maybe Oshkosh Corp should switch to making high speed railroad cars. Oops, Walker killed that jobs project refusing Federal funds just like he will kill jobs and people by refusing Federal funds to expand Medicaid.

      “Oh, the humanity!”

  2. Oshkosh Corp. will announce a second round of lay-offs when the military order is filled. This could be averted with a generous military contract also known as corporate welfare. Keep the war machine well funded.

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