Date:April 19, 2016
Contact:Public Affairs @ (225) 342-3035

Gulf Island LLC, Carbo Ceramics issue WARNs
Up to 288 employees may be laid off

BATON ROUGE – Two Louisiana companies that serve the oil and gas industry have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications (WARNs).

Gulf Island LLC in Houma indicated in an April 14 WARN that as many as 227 workers may lose their jobs by June 23, 2016 if the company is unable to win bids on upcoming projects. Gulf Island fabricates structures and offers other services for the offshore oil industry.

The LWC Rapid Response team is coordinating delivery of re-employment services with the employer.

In an April 18 WARN, Carbo Ceramics said its New Iberia plant will temporarily close “due to market conditions and business needs.” A total of 61 employees will be terminated by June 17, 2016. Carbo Ceramics provides products and services for the fracturing industry.

An orientation conducted by LWC’s Rapid Response team has been scheduled for the affected employees to receive re-employment services.

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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