CAT announces Decatur layoffs

By WEEK Reporter

CAT announces Decatur layoffs

May 3, 2013 Updated May 3, 2013 at 9:28 PM CDT

DECATUR, IL. -- Caterpillar has announced that it will lay off some 300 more employees at its Decatur Plant by July.

Last month, the company had indicated about 500 employees would be laid off.

Caterpillar says the layoffs are due to a downtown in the mining industry.