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4 Louisiana employers issue layoff notices to the state

4 Louisiana employers issue layoff notices to the state

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four Louisiana employers have issued layoff notices to the state.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission said in a news release Martin Mills issued a notice Wednesday announcing the permanent closure of its Vidalia Distribution Center, resulting in 167 employee layoffs scheduled to begin July 10.

On April 28, Hexion announced the closure of its facility in Norco, resulting in 97 employees losing their jobs. The layoffs will begin this July and will continue for the next few years.

Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas announced layoffs at two of its New Orleans divisions due to declining commodity prices and global economic conditions. A total of 32 employees will be laid off.

Offshore Specialty Fabricators announced layoffs beginning July 5 will affect 67 employees who were originally furloughed in March. The company hopes to gain new contracts to avoid this layoff.

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