Archive for December, 2015

UMW says nearly 600 layoffs due at Murray mines

WHEELING, W.Va. - Union officials said Thursday that nearly 600 coal miners could lose their jobs at Murray Energy Corp. mines in West Virginia and Ohio, dealing another blow to the beaten-down industry and Appalachian region.

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Twice-Told Tales: In 1955 fire and floods caused evacuations; Housing industry blamed for layoffs 25 years ago

Christmas Holidays Marred By Wreck, Fire And Floods: In Brentwood, as well as throughout the state, the Christmas holidays have been days of violence. Other sections were hit harder by floods, called the worst major disaster in California history since the …

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Nearly 600 coal miner layoffs expected

WHEELING - Union officials said Thursday that nearly 600 coal miners could lose their jobs at Murray Energy Corp. mines in West Virginia and Ohio, dealing another blow to the beaten-down industry and Appalachian region.

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Expect a Huge Jump in Layoffs in 2016; Eye on Initial Unemployment Claims: Have they Bottomed?

I have a watchful eye on initial unemployment claims. They have been trending higher (unexpectedly of course) since mid-October. Initial Claims 2015 Econoday economists were surprised by the jump. Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped 20,000 to …

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Union: almost 600 layoffs in works at Murray Energy mines

Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as a union official at Murray Energy Corp.’s Marshall County Mine said Wednesday he expected “significant” layoffs to occur today. About 82 to 125 miners would lose jobs at each mine.

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Layoffs Strike Local Murray Energy Coal Mines

As we move into 2016, more than 500 coal miners will be laid off by Murray Energy. Officials are estimating the number of layoffs to land somewhere in the upper 500s, reaching over 600 including those from earlier this year. So far, coal officials estimate …

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