Oshkosh Corp. announced it would lay off 700 hourly positions starting in June and 60 salaried jobs by July in its defense segment.Just remember, government doesn't create jobs, except when they do.
Most of the salaried positions are temporary employees and people who are retiring. Following the cuts, Oshkosh Defense will have about 1,850 employees. The cuts reflect the reduction in defense spending by the U.S., which is returning to peacetime operations, said John Urias, executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense.
“We have gone to great lengths to minimize and delay the impact of the reduced spending on our Defense workforce," Urias said. "We explored and implemented a range of alternatives from not filling open positions to bringing in outside contracted work as promised in earlier discussions with the UAW, which represents our production employees, as well as continuing to pursue relevant international opportunities.”
To make matters worse is that there isn't any jobs for these people to go to except for maybe a part-time minimum wage job at Wally World or Dunkin Donuts.
Meanwhile, the state's economy will continue to crumble and more and more people will be suffering.