Freightcar America in Danville latest to announce job cuts

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Freightcar America in Danville plans to cut four out of every five jobs at its facility.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says the Chicago-based maker of railroad cars started notifying workers this week.

Freightcar told the state agency on January 16, 2009 it would lay off 195 workers in stages beginning Monday.

It employs 252 workers.

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