Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Layoffs In Pike County

{Pikeville, Kentucky}...Kentucky Fuel Corporation has announced it will have three facilities affected by nearly 100 layoffs in Pike County. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on July 16th shows 37 workers will be laid off in Pikeville and 62 in Varney. Mike Elswick, district office supervisor of the Pikeville Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, says the company, which has three mines licensed in Pike County, has two mines that weren't producing coal. The layoffs come after Alpha Natural Resources laid off 436 employees in Pike and Martin areas and Arch Coal who laid off 500 employees in eastern Kentucky in June.