Caterpillar confirms additional rolling layoffs in East Peoria

By WEEK Producer

Caterpillar confirms additional rolling layoffs in East Peoria

September 19, 2012 Updated Sep 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar has announced additional rolling layoffs to take place later in 2012.

On August 16, the company released information that it would be temporarily laying off employees at the East Peoria plant.

On Wednesday, Caterpillar Spokesperson Jim Dugan confirmed the company would undergo additional one week shutdowns for part of the component business in East Peoria.

Dugan says those temporary layoffs would occur a week in November near the Thanksgiving Holiday and another week in December just before Christmas.