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At Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, 2,300 employees will take buyouts as part of the company’s effort to save money by cutting at least 2,000 jobs in the U.S. by the end of the year.

It’s unclear whether layoffs are still in the works in the Hoosier state.

Lilly said in September it would aim to save $500 million by cutting 3,500 jobs out of its more than 41,000 worldwide, with at least 2,000 cut in the U.S.

Town of Orleans

 

One of Orange County's biggest employers, the century-old Paoli furniture factory, is shutting down.

The region already has some of the highest unemployment in the state, so local officials hope the closure can be an opportunity, not a setback.

The Paoli company will lay off 367 workers and close its furniture plant's doors by October 2017.

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Steelworkers rallied outside the Carrier factory in Indianapolis Wednesday to protest plans to close the heating and air conditioning plant, sending 1,400 jobs to Mexico.

That announcement was caught on video in February and has drawn national attention. But analysts say the dramatic footage isn't the only reason Carrier is standing out.

 

Purdue laying off 33 employees

Apr 5, 2013

Thirty-three Purdue employees are losing their jobs. The layoffs affect the university’s Printing Services. A news release cites an expected $700,000 deficit by the end of the fiscal year.

The 33 employees will work until May 3 and will receive medical benefits for four months after that. They also will have priority consideration for other job openings on campus.

Printing Services will continue to operate with 15 employees. Purdue is continuing a separate review evaluating system-wide university printing needs and options for addressing those needs.

CAT's Lafayette Engine Center reducing workforce

Aug 2, 2012

The Caterpillar plant in Lafayette is reducing its flexible workforce. A company spokesperson says the move affects 167 people beginning in September.