AM General cutting 300 jobs in Northern Indiana

By Associated Press
Posted Jan. 17 at 6:37 a.m.

AM General plans to lay off 300 workers from the northern Indiana factory that makes Humvees for the military.

Company spokeswoman Celeste Ross says the jobs cuts at the Mishawaka factory were needed because the military has been ordering fewer of the hulking all-terrain vehicles. The new round of layoffs will start Feb. 14 and follow the layoffs of about 250 workers a year ago.

Ross tells WNDU-TV that the company is stabilizing its production rate and expects that to remain steady for the foreseeable future.

WSBT-TV reports the company also is optimistic that it could add hundreds of jobs as production starts on a wheelchair accessible vehicle known as MV-1s that run on compressed natural gas.

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One comment:

  1. Ivy Jan. 17 at 7:54 a.m.

    This is 1300 known jobs lost here since November. And they say the job market is improving…HA