Hundreds of Positions Cut in Second Union Pacific Layoff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Around 200 positions are being cut in a second wave of layoffs at Union Pacific.

In October, Union Pacific announced a workforce reduction of approximately 475 employees occurring in the fourth quarter. Additionally, approximately 200 contract positions will be eliminated.

A spokesperson from Union Pacific says the impacted positions are across the Union Pacific system.

Union Pacific confirms that 60 people were affected by the layoff in North Little Rock.

“We are not providing location specific numbers, but I can confirm layoffs occurred today,” says Kristen South, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations.

“The workforce reduction is an effort to reduce our general and administrative support structure as we continue implementing our new operating plan, Unified Plan 2020, which ensures Union Pacific remains a strong, competitive and vibrant company.”

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