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Ketchikan shipyard expects to lay off 50 to 80 workers


August 23, 2018

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan shipyard is expecting to lay off 50 to 80 workers between October and the end of the year.

Vigor Alaska officials informed workers of the layoffs at a meeting last week, citing a lack of new construction projects, the Ketchikan Daily News reported.

Without more work orders coming in, the company will need to lay off ``core workers,'' said Doug Ward, the director of shipyard development. The company that operates the shipyard is a subsidiary of Vigor Industrial, based in Portland, Oregon.

``We wanted to give our folks a heads-up so they can get on w...

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