Harley-Davidson plans to lay off temp workers first

October 18, 2016 10:29 AM EDT

A Harley-Davidson fuel tank is displayed in their head office in Singapore October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su


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(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) said on a conference call on Tuesday it would lay off "casual workers," or temporary hourly wage workers, first as a part of the company's newly announced reorganization plan.

Harley-Davidson said it plans to reorganize and reduce its workforce to streamline functions and become a more agile manufacturer. The reductions will cost the company $20 million to $25 million.

Due to the reorganization Harley-Davidson said would also lose both contingent workers, or contractors, and some full-time employees. The company did not indicate how many jobs would be impacted.

(Reporting By Meredith Davis in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)



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