AKRON (Oct. 10)—Goodyear plans to lay off up to 1,400 salaried and hourly employees at five U.S. manufacturing sites as it reduces output and changes production schedules, the company announced Oct. 9. The Akron tire manufacturer is making the moves to deal with the industry's current downturn and "continued economic uncertainty" in the marketplace, a Goodyear spokesman said. The projected layoffs include 475 workers in Fayetteville, N.C.; 275 in Danville, Va.; 250 in Huntsville, Ala.; 225 in Gadsden, Ala.; and 175 in Tyler, Texas. The production cutbacks include a shift to five- and six-day weekly schedules rather than continuous seven-day operations, the company said. About 90 percent of the layoffs will be hourly positions, the spokesman said.