One of the biggest employers in a Northamptonshire town has said the global economic downturn has forced it to cut nearly 200 jobs.
Cummins is to reduce its workforce worldwide by at least 800 employees by the end of February and freeze salaries for the year.
It means the engine company will cut 200 staff at its Daventry factory.
About 100 of the staff hit by the latest job cuts in the county are temporary workers.
Cummins chairman Tim Solso said: "It is unfortunate that after five straight years of record performance and greatly improved business fundamentals we are being forced to take these difficult actions.
"While these steps are very painful, they are necessary to keep Cummins competitive through this global recession so we can emerge a stronger company when the economy and our markets recover."