The Westport Shipyard is the latest business to go into massive layoffs due to ongoing restrictions statewide.
In a letter posted to Facebook from President Daryl Wakefield to an employee, it states that
In the letter it says that the ongoing pandemic is responsible for the job losses.
They state that the length of the layoffs is not known and they will continue to re-evaulate their options.
In the letter it states that a total of 347 employees will be affected, including all but essential staff.
In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, it states that 335 Westport, LLC workers are laid off or on permanent leave.
The Employment Security Department lists the closure as starting this week.
The letter also lists options through the Employment Security Department to work with impacted workers.
Staff from the local rapid response team and WorkSource center will perform outreach to employees of the organization to ease the transition.
Westport, LLC holds offices in Westport, Port Angeles, and Seattle.