Cummins Inc. has instituted a global hiring freeze through at least the end of the year because of continuing global economic uncertainty.
“We are taking necessary steps (to) manage growth while reducing costs, which includes implementing a hiring freeze throughout the enterprise,” Cummins said in an email Wednesday.
Cummins officials said they could not address how the hiring freeze would affect ongoing expansions in Columbus and Seymour, but the company reserved the right to make exceptions to the freeze in key areas.
Cummins employs 425 at its Seymour operations.
Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman wasn’t surprised by the hiring freeze but said that he also wasn’t concerned about expansion projects under way at Seymour Engine Plant.
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