CLEVELAND -- The Collinwood Yard of CSXT is reducing operations at the Locomotive Shop located in the Collinwood Yard due to reduced volume of train traffic in certain lines of business, according to Carla Groleau, CSX Communications Director.
"The reduction in Cleveland will result in the furlough of 33 employees. The employees are paid for five working days, and health benefits for these employees and their dependents will continue for four months," Groleau tells WKYC.
"The reductions at the shop are anticipated to be permanent, but workers are eligible to apply for jobs in other locations. CSX regrets these actions are necessary, but we're hopeful that some of these employees will find work at other locations."
She added that state officials were notified, consistent with state regulations regarding layoffs. Nearly 3,500 people continue to work for CSXT in the State of Ohio.