Alpha Layoffs and Mine Closings Affecting Region

Alpha Natural Resources announced more mine-closings and layoffs Monday. The company has issued a WARN notice that mines 44, 37 and 25 in Dickenson County will be closed.

Alpha will also reduce the workforce at mines 41 and 26, affecting 96 employees. These changes are supposed to take place around November 20.

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) issued a statement that read in part, “I encourage those impacted by the job losses to contact my Abingdon office at 276-525-1405 for possible assistance and a resource packet that contains helpful information and tools.”

Alpha says the downturn has resulted from coal supply being greater than demand.

Courtesy of WCYB-

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