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ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES-JOB CUTS
Alpha eliminating 230 jobs in cost-cutting effort; 100 are positions that will go unfilled
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:47 PM EST
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it plans to eliminate about 230 positions throughout the company as it seeks to reduce costs.
Alpha Natural Resources says most of the positions it is cutting are salaried. And about 100 of those positions are already vacant and will not be filled.
Spokesman Steve Higginbottom says the reductions are part of its effort to better align the company's overhead and corporate support with its reduced operational footprint.
Alpha has mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.