FreightCar America moving forward with layoffs

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) FreightCar America is moving forward with layoffs in April, according to Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea.

In February, the company gave notice to its employees that a reduction of railcar orders will make it necessary to lay off 168 workers beginning in mid-April.

Lea said he doesn’t know exactly how many layoffs there will be. Back in February, Lea said the city will use the Virginia Employment Commission and other services to assist with job placement.