Drummond Says it Plans to Cut 425 Mining Jobs

Jul 10, 2013

A Birmingham-based mining company has filed notification of plans to eliminate 425 jobs from its operations in Alabama.

   Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/16q9hSa ) that Drummond Co. that the notification filed with the state says the job cuts in Jefferson, Walker and Tuscaloosa counties will take effect Sept. 9.

   The company said in a letter sent to union officials Monday that the workforce at its Shoal Creek Mine will be reduced because of "a significant downturn in business." The company said in the letter that the layoffs may not be permanent but that they will likely last longer than six months.

   Alabama's Worker Adjustment Restraining Notification laws require companies to alert the state of mass layoffs. The state Department of Economic and Community Affairs confirmed Tuesday that Drummond Co. had filed the notification.
   Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews