ERJ staff report (RD)
Fayetteville, North Carolina -- Goodyear has asked about 70 employees at its consumer tyre plant in Fayetteville to apply for voluntary layoffs before 30 April, a spokeswoman for the tyre maker said.
The layoffs are primarily a result of increased usage of automated equipment in the plant, she said.
â€œThe type of production at the plant is increasing more on the premium brand tyre side, which is built on the more automated equipment we have at the plant,â€ she said. â€œAnd so as a result, we will be idling some of the less automated equipment and moving some people around.â€
Goodyear has not determined whether the layoffs will be permanent or temporary.
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