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Harley-Davidson Begins Layoffs

Spokesman Bob Klein says the York County, Pa., plant has begun layoffs as part of a plan to cut about 730 workers companywide.

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Harley-Davidson Inc. is laying off workers at its plant in York County.

Harley spokesman Bob Klein says the plant has begun layoffs as part of a plan to cut about 730 workers companywide.

Nearly 300 workers are scheduled to be cut from the plant in Springettsbury Township. The layoffs will continue in stages throughout the summer.

Business representative Tom Boger of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 175 says the union will check to make sure workers are laid off according to seniority.

The Manufacturers' Association of South Central Pennsylvania plans a worker-placement effort for the laid-off Harley employees.

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