Invista contractor laying off 132
The News Virginian is reporting this afternoon that a Houston-based industrial-services contractor is laying off 132 of its contract employees working at the Invista plant in Waynesboro, representing about 13 percent of the overall workforce at the former DuPont plant.
“It’s sad. Right in the middle of the holiday season, they’re losing their jobs, and our hearts go out to their families,” Ben Ramsey, a human-resources manager with The Mundy Companies, which had employed more than 300 at the local plant before the layoffs, which employees learned about this week and will be ongoing through the end of the month.
Fifty-five of the employees had been on furlough since September in a move described at the time as being related to a short-term interruption in the flow of materials from three Invista plants in Texas that had been impacted by two hurricanes earlier this year.
More on the story on The News Virginian website.