Caterpillar Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Caterpillar Inc.

How many people work at Caterpillar?

Nobody knows when layoffs will happen, but the overall number of employees should be public info. Do you know how many people work at the company? How about the office at Peoria?


Caterpillar upper management always looks at the future with overly optimistic views. We were just told that we overbuilt in 2019 and have too much inventory but that current 2020 projections show we will need to make more product than last year so... —  read more 

Caterpillar Succession Plan

Age discrimination starts at age 30. It's called a succession plan. If you're not on it at age 30, you will be let go by age 50. Cat is not a life long employer. Hiring literature espouses long term employment. There is no such thing as an old boy... —  read more 

Caterpillar Layoffs 2020

Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Caterpillar Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?

Victoria Texas Cuts

About 100 people. More info on Victoria job loses here:

Caterpillar is no longer a great culture

I worked at Caterpillar over 10 years. The culture was outstanding and then global restructuring happened. The new CEO does not care about the culture, just the bottom line, which will deteriorate without the great culture. The company doesn't even... —  read more 

More Caterpillar layoffs in Joliet

Close to 300 employees are being laid off in Joliet, which is around 50 people more than originally announced a while ago. Caterpillar will begin laying off 285 workers in Joliet next month, following through on a plan announced three years ago to... —  read more 


Caterpillar sees significant headwinds going forward


There is a massive hiring effort by FB in Chi - so if you are interested look into your options (this applies to all of us in IT): —  read more 

900 Gone, and rumors are many more soon

We make industrial equipment, to build things, the backbone of the economy IMO. I'm in finance, and I can tell you we're dead, so far below former years' sales it's not even funny. We didn't lose to the competition, we don't have terrible management... —  read more 

Major layoffs coming to Caterpillar

Caterpillar is closing two facilities, which will result in close to 900 employees losing their jobs. Here's the thing, this is only a part of a corporate restructuring, which we all know means that more will be coming. Restructuring seems to be the... —  read more 

Lost Complete Faith in this company

In my division there is a thick top layer of management, they wont move out of their positions to let the bottom people move up. Adding to this they lack to the skill to be where they are, but since they have seniority they get to stay where they... —  read more 

Any chance this means no layoffs for a while?

With both sales and profits rising significantly, who here thinks that we might be safe from layoffs at Caterpillar at least for a while? I'd really like to believe that, but we see companies post great results just to turn around and lay off a bunch... —  read more 

Stick with one strategy!

Any chance we can decide on a strategy at Caterpillar and then stick to it for more then a year? Seriously, it's not that hard. Just pick one and stick to it. The way we do things now we can't get anything done properly. I'm getting whiplash from all... —  read more 

can we get rid of at least some of the red tape???

bureaucracy at caterpillar is completely ridiculous... finishing one simple task requires so many steps it probably doubles or even triples the time it would take without so much unnecessary red tape... it's costing us both in time and money... and... —  read more 

Hypocrisy at its highest

Hypocrisy of Caterpillar higher-ups never stops to amaze me. They continuously promote safety, but that doesn't translate into practice. When accidents happen, and they happen a lot, they always blame the workers instead of the lack of training or... —  read more 

Why have layoffs when you can fire everybody

Working here has become nearly unbearable. Caterpillar has long stopped seeing us as people and is treating us as numbers. Micromanagement is overwhelming to the point where I can't do my job properly anymore. But the biggest kicker is that they have... —  read more 

Restructuring at Caterpillar = employees suffer...

Caterpillar is restructuring various divisions right now which means folks are at best ending up with a different job; next best is lose up to two salary grades but keep a job; or ... bye bye. At the same time we are sending more work to India @ 1/5... —  read more 

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Layoffs and Millennials

Company is no longer genuinely interested in manufacturing components but instead wants to be an assembly and a tech company. CAT has no allegiance to long term employees, they are not loyal. Company laid off hundreds of twenty plus year employees in... —  read more 

Denison, TX closure and layoffs

The Denison, TX mining facility management continues to make poor decisions resulting in continuing layoffs. Spending millions to update paint facilities only to demolish a year later. Closing the Van Alstyne warehouse to move inventory back into the... —  read more 


My department... (authorizations-logistics). Will all be transferred to India. We are training our replacements .

Just when you think the storm is over..........

More Layoffs started today.....sounds like a few hundred direct and contract people. Sounds like it might continue for the next couple of days. Mossville, Peoria, Decatur, Lafayette, far

CAT pays no attention to its own code of conduct

Big Yellow proves every day that it pays no attention to its own code of conduct and no ethics when it relates to "adjusting production to meet demand". They are convinced this quote provides reason for their actions. As I heard in a song today they... —  read more 

Caterpillar Layoffs 2017

I spent last 10 years with our company and it'd be a real shame if they were to decide to lay people off from our offices in Peoria.

Not the company that I hired into...

This link details how CAT is laying off american engineers at the same time requesting more H1B visas. —  read more 

CAT Job Cuts in Belgium (Oh, Well...)

It never stops... MOSSVILLE – Caterpillar announced the closure of a plant in Belgium and now it’s impacting jobs here at home. The company has announced another round of layoffs, in Illinois. Hundreds of employees at two sites in Mossville received... —  read more 

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