BATON ROUGE – The Noranda alumina plant in Gramercy, La., issued an updated Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on March 9 which extended the timeframe for possible layoffs.
Noranda originally issued a WARN on Jan. 13, 2016 to give notice of the possible temporary closure of the entire Gramercy plant beginning March 13. While the previously mentioned adverse business conditions continue, the plant continues to operate.
The updated WARN now anticipates a potential plant closure in May 2016, resulting in the termination of 113 employees.
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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