Dept. of Labor releases official number of layoffs for Orion Bus

By WKTV News

ORISKANY, N.Y (WKTV) - The state Department of Labor reports a total of 497 out of 530 workers will be laid off from Orion Bus.

The employees will be let go between September and March of 2012.

Daimler Bus announced back in April that Orion Bus production at the Base Road plant would halt this year.

The company blames the economy for the closure and a slump in new bus orders.

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