900+ employees to be laid off at Daimler's Cleveland plant

Published: Jan. 4, 2016 at 8:27 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, NC (WBTV) - Nearly 1,000 people are expected to be laid off from Daimler Truck's manufacturing plant in Cleveland.

According to documents obtained by WBTV, the company has filed paperwork for a "temporary mass layoff" at the truck manufacturing plant and the PDI Center in Cleveland.

The document outlines the 936 jobs that the company plans to lay off due to "sustained reduction in orders and diminished build rate."

Of the 900+ jobs, more than 650 of them are "assembler" jobs. There are also more than 100 "utility team member" jobs on the list.

The company says the reduction and mass layoff are expected to be temporary in the documents it filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Companies are required to send the state a notice when mass layoffs are planned.

The document was sent on December 31 and filed with the commerce department Monday morning.

According to the paperwork, the last day for affected employees will be on Friday. Employees who are laid off while continue to get pay and benefits through early March.

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