U.S. Steel announces layoff of more than 2,000 in Granite City

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Steel says it’s temporarily idling its plant in Granite City, putting 2,080 employees out of work.

The Pittsburgh-based company made the announcement Wednesday, saying it is consolidating its North American flat-rolled operations to match customer demands.

U.S. Steel said in a statement that it will issue affected workers notices under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Earlier this year U.S. Steel said it would it would close two coke ovens in Granite City and lay off 176 workers. A company spokeswoman said the ovens were more than 30-years-old and not efficient.

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  • Hmmm

    Well hmm.
    It’s yet another sad day for the job market. I do not find it surprising though, sounds like to me
    It’s easier to put people out of a job instead of reinvesting in the companies ‘non efficient”
    Machines. Or is it?
    Keep buying products from anywhere but here because it’s cheaper or more convenient.