BATON ROUGE Chevron North America issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) today announcing possible layoffs in five office locations in Covington and Lafayette.
The company said that [i]n light of the current market environment, Chevron is focusing its efforts on increasing efficiencies, reducing costs and prioritizing projects in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, a total of 385 employees could be laid off, including 45 offshore workers and 340 employees at the following offices:
100, 109 and 114 Northpark Blvd., Covington
111 Park Place Drive, Covington
205 Holiday Blvd., Covington
5750 Johnston St., Lafayette
200 Galbert Road, Lafayette
Chevron said it will help affected employees find jobs in other Chevron locations and offer severance to those who cannot find one. LWC Rapid Response personnel are in the process of coordinating the delivery of re-employment services with the company, including information on unemployment insurance benefits, résumé and interview skills training and job-searching tools. Affected employees are also welcome to visit their local Business and Careers Solutions Centers.
About WARN Notices
Companies are required to file WARNs under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act if there is a full plant closure resulting in 50 or more employees losing their jobs in any 30-day period or if there is a mass layoff during any 30-day period. A layoff is considered a mass layoff if it is more than 500 employees or if it is between 50 and 499 employees and comprises 33 percent or more of the active workforce at that particular site.
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