February 4, 2010
Bay Shipbuilding announces more layoffs
Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, has notified state officials that it intends to lay off 116 workers, beginning in early April.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the layoffs will be additional to those that the shipbuilder--now a unit of Fincantieri Marine Group-- announced last August, when it said it planned to lay off up to 405 employees at the end of October, 2009..
The newspaper says that in its notice to the state this week, Bay Shipbuilding said it is trying to mitigate the planned layoffs "by aggressively seeking new business." Which is what it said last August.