Bobcat layoffs hit community…

A small US community is feeling the effects of the latest round of Bobcat layoffs.

The entire world is feeling the effects of the current global recession. But it is the small communities that rely upon a local employer for their very existence that are feeling it worst.

Take for example the 800 residents of Gwinner in North Dakota, a town that is built around the local Bobcat skid steer loader plant. As this report from the local Bismarck Tribune reports, the latest round of redundancies at the world-leading skid steer manufacturer are having a major impact, despite the US government’s ongoing stimulus investment.