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More than 60 workers to be laid off from Oxbow Midwest Calcining in Lemont

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 5:55 p.m. CDT

LEMONT – Oxbow Midwest Calcining, a petroleum and coal products manufacturer in Lemont, will lay off 66 workers starting in October, according to a report from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The mass layoffs will be permanent. No reason was given for the layoffs, according to the report.

Under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, employers with 75 or more employees are required to give 60 days notice of plant closings or mass layoffs.

Layoffs qualify as mass layoffs when at least 33 percent of the employees are affected.

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