More companies are providing notices to the state of workforce reductions due to the pandemic. The Department of Workforce Development says three additional businesses have reported moves affecting more than 1,200 workers.
Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) says it expects to indefinitely lay off 272 hourly employees on Monday. The manufacturer says the layoffs are defined as “permanent” under its collective bargaining agreement with The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 933.
The move follows temporary layoffs of 443 hourly workers over the last month.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson has furloughed nearly 1,000 workers after closing in mid-March due on orders of the Indiana Gaming Commission. The casino says it intends for the furloughs to be temporary, “however, given the unknown certainty surrounding COVID-19, it is possible that the furloughs could become a permanent layoff.”
ArcelorMittal is reporting additional temporary layoffs at its Indiana Harbor facility in East Chicago. The steelmaker says three employees will be laid off next week, in addition to the more than 230 that have already been let go.