October 18, 2016 / 2:31 PM / a year ago

Harley-Davidson says laid off temp workers last quarter

A Harley-Davidson fuel tank is displayed in their head office in Singapore October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG.N) said on a conference call on Tuesday it laid off “casual,” or temporary hourly wage workers, during layoffs announced last quarter.

Harley-Davidson said it plans to reorganize and reduce its workforce to streamline functions and become a more agile manufacturer. The reductions will cost the company $20 million to $25 million.

Due to the reorganziation Harley-Davidson said would also lose both contingent workers, or contractors, and some full-time employees. The company did not indicate how many jobs would be impacted.

(This version of the story corrects the headline and the first paragraph after Harley-Davidson clarified that casual workers were laid off in the last quarter, not that they will be laid off first as part of newly announced reorganization plan)

Reporting By Meredith Davis in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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