INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins clarifies cuts; company targets 1,300 positions

2013-02-07T12:30:00Z 2013-02-07T17:14:14Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Cummins clarifies cuts; company targets 1,300 positionsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
February 07, 2013 12:30 pm  • 

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is providing more information about plans to reduce its global work force. In the company's earnings report issued this week, the engine manufacturer says it is reducing the professional work force by 650 and eliminating another 650 hourly positions. Cummins announced plans for the job cuts last October due to the sluggish global economy.

 

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