OSHKOSH - Oshkosh Corp. says it plans to cut more
than 300 jobs in its defense division.
defense contractor says the layoffs include 250 to 300
hourly positions and 70 salaried positions in Oshkosh.
Executive Vice President John Urias cites
‘‘significantly lower U.S. defense spending and dramatic
reductions in military vehicle production.’’
Urias says in a statement that Oshkosh Corp. has gone to
‘‘great lengths’’ to reduce the impact and is
‘‘aggressively competing for future contracts.’’
announcement says many cuts will come from temporary
employees, eliminating open positions and employees
company says it’ll work with local and state agencies to
help the laid-off employees find new jobs.
the layoffs, Oshkosh says it will retain more than 1,800
defense employees in Oshkosh and elsewhere around the