New Iberia company may layoff up to 61 employees

Local
635966742216135868-lwc_186238

Two Louisiana companies that serve the oil and gas industry may lay off up to 288 workers.

Gulf Island LLC, 567 Thompson Road, Houma and Carbo Ceramics, 4810 Industrial Drive, New Iberia filed Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications, or WARN notices, with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Gulf Island, which has been in business since 1985, indicated in paperwork filed last week that unless the company lands bids on upcoming projects, it will lay off up to 227 workers between June 10 and June 23. The company fabricates structures and offers other services for the oil and gas industry.

“It is hoped that these layoffs are only temporary and that employees can be recalled when and if jobs are awarded,” the company said in a letter sent to LWC.

Carbo Ceramics, in business since 1987, said it will close at least temporarily because of market conditions. As many as 61 employees will be laid off by June 17.

Carbo provides products and services for the fracturing industry, the LWC said in an issued statement.

Neither company’s workers are represented by unions; no “bumping rights” exist, the companies said in their letters to LWC.

WARN notices are required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act under certain conditions, such as if a full plant closure results in at least 50 layoffs.

Louisiana has lost more than 12,000 oil and gas jobs since commodity prices for oil plummeted from more than $100 a barrel in 2014 to as low as $26 a barrel in January.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

47°F Overcast Feels like 42°
Wind
14 mph N
Humidity
84%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

A shower is possible early. Cloudy and windy this evening, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 36F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
39°F A shower is possible early. Cloudy and windy this evening, becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Low 36F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Wind
14 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Crowley

46°F Overcast Feels like 37°
Wind
24 mph N
Humidity
90%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy and windy at times with rain early...then becoming clear overnight. Low 34F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
39°F Cloudy and windy at times with rain early...then becoming clear overnight. Low 34F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Wind
14 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Opelousas

44°F Overcast Feels like 36°
Wind
20 mph N
Humidity
89%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 32F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
39°F Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 32F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Wind
14 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Breaux Bridge

47°F Overcast Feels like 39°
Wind
22 mph NNE
Humidity
86%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds. Low around 35F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
39°F Some clouds. Low around 35F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Wind
14 mph NNE
Precip
40%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

New Iberia

48°F Overcast Feels like 40°
Wind
23 mph N
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Cloudy with a few showers. Low 48F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
35°F Cloudy with a few showers. Low 48F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
Wind
4 mph SE
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

Trending Stories

Sidebar