Updated WARN includes layoffs at Halliburton, Omega, Turner Industries, Ensco

Longtime Port of Iberia tenant ASRC Omega is shutting down its local operations and laying off 180 workers.

The latest WARN update from the state includes 36 layoffs at Halliburton in Broussard, 180 losses at ASRC Omega’s Port of Iberia operations, 350 cuts at Turner Industries in Port Allen and an undisclosed workforce reduction for ENSCO’s Gulf of Mexico operations.

ASRC Energy Services Omega is shutting down its longtime Port of Iberia operations. The company attributed the decision to both an ongoing slowdown in the energy sector and coronavirus in a letter to customers.

Companies are required to file Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications 60 days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs. In general, employers are covered by WARN if they have 100 or more employees, minus those who have worked less than six months in the last 12 months as well as those who work an average of less than 20 hours a week.

Private for-profit employers and private nonprofit employers are covered, as are public and quasi-public entities operating in a commercial context separately organized from the regular government. Regular federal, state, and local government entities providing public services are not covered. Get more details on who must file and who must be notified, as well as exceptions to the 60-day notice, here.

Read the WARN update, which includes notices filed Feb. 6 through April 23, here.

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