School bus manufacturer to cut 115 workers in North Carolina

September 13, 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A school bus manufacturer in North Carolina has announced that it will be laying off 115 workers at several factories in High Point.

News outlets report Thomas Built Buses announced Wednesday that the 115 workers will be laid off effective Sept. 28. A company statement says the cuts come as the organization adjusts to “the cyclical nature of our business” following six years of increased demand and staffing.

Thomas Built was founded in the area in 1916 as a street car manufacturer. It is the county’s largest manufacturing employer with about 1,800 employees as of late last year.

The Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary says in the statement that those who are being laid off can attend resume building workshops and a Daimler-hosted job fair.

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