120 employees laid off by Victoria Caterpillar plant

A spokesperson for Caterpillar has confirmed that 120 employees would be without work effective November 1 st .

A statement from the manufacturing giant points to “market conditions” as the reason for the lay-offs which will affect temporary employees.

“Caterpillar notified a portion of its Victoria, Texas, workforce that it is taking actions to bring production in line with demand,” according to a statement from Lisa Miller, spokeswoman for Caterpillar.

“Approximately 120 temporary employees were notified that their temporary assignments are ending effective November 1, 2019. These impacted employees support large hydraulic excavator manufacturing operations. This decision is a result of market conditions and is not a reflection on our employees’ performance.”

Miller goes on to say that the “company remains focused on maintaining a competitive and flexible cost structure, including managing production levels. The Victoria facility and employees continue to be an important part of Caterpillar’s global manufacturing footprint.”