1,200 Jobs Lost In Gaston and Rowan Counties
Daimler Trucks is laying off 1,200 workers at their Mount Holly and Rowan County plants. This comes as a reflection to the economy Gov. McCrory is fostering.
Multiple media outlets reported that Daimler said Monday it is laying off about 700 employees in Mount Holly and about 550 workers at its plant in Rowan County.
The company says the cuts come because of reduced demand for its trucks. The company said it thinks the layoffs will be temporary.
Workers were told about the cuts Sunday and Monday. Their last day of work will be Friday but they will be paid through April 16.
The Mount Holly plant will have about 1,450 workers after the cuts. The Cleveland plant in Rowan County will have about 1,600 workers.