A mass layoff of 454 workers at ArcelorMittal Cleveland is slated to begin on Aug. 1. A WARN notice was sent to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on July 27 informing the state of the impending layoffs, which will include hourly represented as well as certain salaried employees.
Said ArcelorMittal in their notice, “Many of the company’s customers closed their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their re-openings, business conditions continue to be depressed during the pandemic with no significant improvement in demand for the products we manufacture foreseen in the near term.This has had a direct impact on our business.”
The layoffs are considered “indefinite” and are expected to last six months or longer. Union workers at Cleveland Works are represented by United Steelworkers Local 979.
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