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More Than 1,400 Workers In Pike County, Ohio, To Receive Possible Layoff Notices (Fluor B&W)
WCHS-TV ^ | July 18, 2014 | Sean Delancey and Jeff Morris

Posted on 07/18/2014 7:25:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Piketon , Ohio - Roughly 1400 people woke up to bad news Thursday morning.

It's called a warn notice, and it means their livelihood is on the line.

"These are the higher paying jobs in the area," Herman Potter said.

But those jobs are now in jeopardy.

Herman Potter is president of the Steel Workers Union in Piketon, Ohio.

His employer, Fluor B&W issued a warn notice, stating layoffs are possible.

Fluor B&W was hired by the Department of Energy to clean the former Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant and re-industrialize the property three years ago.

The way things stand now, the DOE is cutting $110 million from the project's funding.

That leaves workers on the chopping block.

"We would like to see that we don't have to engage in any kind of involuntary separations, but still have to plan for what's present today, and that looks like a significant budget shortfall," Jeff Wagner, of Fluor B&W, said....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; economy; layoffs; ohio; unemployment

1 posted on 07/18/2014 7:25:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 07/18/2014 7:31:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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3 posted on 07/18/2014 7:41:56 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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Just lovely. This is election year for governor, and I can hear the DEMONcrat candidate blaming Kasich for this - and the sheeple believing it.

4 posted on 07/18/2014 9:45:43 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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I am a child of the A-Plant boom of the 1950’s. Dear old dad and up to 10,000 others worked during the construction and early operations phase. Sad to see and definitely an economic blow to the Scioto Valley, but what is going on there now is pretty much a government make work project for brown field clean up. Environmentally sound maybe, but not economically productive use of tax dollars.
5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT by buckalfa (Long time caller --- first time listener.)
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