BATON ROUGE – Three Louisiana employers have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs) announcing mass layoffs or plant closures.
Bradken announced the suspension of operations at its foundry facility in Amite, La. and stated that the layoffs could affect up to 65 employees and will occur at different times based on product flow. They expect the first layoff to begin on October 26. The LWC’s Rapid Response team has been in contact with the employer and will assist affected individuals find new employment opportunities. All those affected by plant closures or mass layoffs are also encouraged to visit their local Business and Career Solutions Center.
Trinity Marine Products, Inc. announced the permanent closure of its plant in Brusly, La. affecting 288 employees. Layoffs are scheduled to begin October 31 and conclude on December 9. LWC’s Rapid Response team has scheduled orientation sessions for the affected employees.
ProActive Technologies, Inc. announced a mass layoff at its B52 contract location in Barksdale, La. affecting 51 employees beginning October 31. While the employer expects a majority of the workers to be re-hired by a new contractor, LWC’s Rapid Response team has reached out to assist if needed.
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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