US Steel has called 149 employees back to work at Fairfield Works. Currently just 76 workers are on layoff from the original 225 workers at the end of May. US Steel is in the process of restarting the Fairfield Works blast furnace.
US Steel spokesperson Sarah Casella told the Birmingham Business Journal that the Jan 27th WARN notices have been updated and more layoffs are still possible. At risk are 1,332 jobs at Fairfield Works, and 82 at Fairfield Southern.
“These WARN notices are an update to a previously issued WARN (Jan. 27) as the facility is operating but anticipates needing to continue to adjust its operations to reflect the challenging market conditions, including a strong dollar and an influx of imports, many of which are unfairly traded,” said Cassella as quoted by the BBJ.
Any new layoffs could take effect on or after August 5, 2015.
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