RIVERSIDE (AP)--Alcoa Inc. has eliminated 41 salaried jobs at its Davenport Works plant in the Quad Cities.
The cuts, which were announced Wednesday, are in addition to the 220 hourly jobs that the company announced last week would be cut.
Alcoa officials say the aluminum company has seen a dramatic drop in orders and that restructuring salaried employees will help the plant operate more efficiently. Employees that are affected include management, engineers and administration.
The cuts in salaried positions at the plant amount to about 10 percent of its salaried work force.
The company says it was meeting with the union on Thursday to determine which hourly workers will be let go.
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