Saturday, April 06, 2013

Suffolk, Virginia: Lockheed issues layoff warning

Nearly 60 workers at Lockheed Martin’s location on Harbour View Boulevard in Suffolk could lose their jobs by May 31 if the company loses an important contract, officials said this week.

Citing the notification requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Lockheed Martin has filed notice of a mass layoff involving 59 Hampton Roads workers, almost all of them at its Suffolk location on Harbour View Boulevard.

According to the Virginia Workforce Network, the notice was issued on March 28, and the layoff would take effect May 31.

However, Lockheed Martin spokesman Craig Vanbebber indicated in an email that the mass layoff is not assured.

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