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Allied plans to lay off 117 employees

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Gazette Staff
October 28, 2008
— A company that trucks new sport utility vehicles out of Janesville has fallen in line with General Motors and other local suppliers and will lay off employees in December.

Allied Automotive Group, a division of the Atlanta-based Allied Systems, notified the state it will lay off 117 employees Dec. 23, the date GM and three other local suppliers have said they will lay off a total of 1,903 workers when SUV production at the Janesville GM plant ends.


Allied's layoff will bring the total number of area workers that will be laid off in December to 2,020. That comes on the heels of a summer when more than 1,300 people lost their jobs after GM cut production from two shifts to one.


Allied employees truck shipments of SUVs to dealerships around the Midwest and load outbound rail cars.


The state's rapid response team now helping GM and other dislocated workers will assist Allied workers as well.


Dislocated workers can access job search and career planning assistance, resume assistance, job training and job search databases at the Rock County Job Center.



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