Layoffs » No numbers yet, but “significant” cuts among 2,100 employees foreseen by the end of the month as the mine’s production declines.
by Mike Gorrell and Judy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune:
On Thursday, fear became fact for workers at Kennecott Utah Copper. The massive April 10 landslide in Bingham Canyon Mine will cost some their jobs.
Kennecott informed union officials Thursday afternoon that an unspecified number of the company’s 2,100 employees will be laid off later this month because the landslide is projected to cut mine production by 50 percent.
“At this time, we do not have numbers or a time frame in May when [the layoff] will take place,” the company said in a news release. “It is always difficult when jobs are lost because of the direct impact it has on individuals and families. Our work force is an important consideration in every decision that we make.”
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