One Quarter of U.S. Steel Salaried Employees, Laid Off

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Challenging market conditions, depressed steel prices and unfair trade imports were given as some of the reasons why 25 percent of salaried workers were laid off at US Steel today.

The Times reports the layoffs affect U.S. Steel’s Pittsburgh headquarters as well as Gary Works and the Midwest Plant in Portage, but due to Gary Works being the company’s largest mill, a majority of the layoffs happened in northwest Indiana.

During a global import crisis, the steelmaker reportedly lost $1.5 billion in 2015.
While the number of workers laid off at each site remains undisclosed, their positions were; including managers, supervisor and other white-collar employees who reportedly not members of the United Steelworkers Union, according to the article.

According to a company spokesperson, those who were laid-off will get benefits under the company’s supplemental employment program.