Club Car laid off 40 employees at its Evans plant Tuesday.
Citing weak market conditions, an additional 10 employees outside the Evans area also were laid off.
A division of Ingersoll Rand, Club Car employs 850 people at its Evans facility and another 50 around the world. The Tuesday layoffs constitute 5 percent of the golf car manufacturer's work force.
"We are continually monitoring the economic conditions to ensure appropriate staffing levels in line with our volume, which unfortunately has resulted in a reduction in workforce," Club Car President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Michel said in a news release. "As a business, we will move forward and, as always, concentrate on the needs of our customers while continuing to position Club Car for long-term success as a global, task-oriented vehicle company."
Until Tuesday, the world leader in the manufacture of golf cars and off-road utility vehicles, had dealt with the weakening market by hiring fewer temporary workers and imposing a partial hiring freeze.
To help displaced workers, Club Car is offering outplacement, career counseling and severance packages.
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