Layoffs for roughly 221 workers may be postponed
Company does not know when sale will occur
Two Murray Energy subsidiaries may postpone workforce reductions due to an extension of bankruptcy court proceedings, according to Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices filed with WorkForce West Virginia and the state’s Department of Commerce.
The company said in early April that layoffs would occur on or around June 2 at Anchor Longwall and Rebuild and Kanawha Transportation Center, but according to the notices filed June 2, the reduction may be postponed at the two facilities in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Murray Energy, the largest private coal company in the US, filed for bankruptcy in October 2019.