Jeffboat to lay off 278 American jobs amid weak demand for barges

Jeffboat to lay off 278 workers amid weak demand for barges

Jeffboat announced 278 layoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.
Jeffboat cited lower demand for barges made at the shipyard.
Jeffboat cited lower demand for barges made at the shipyard.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Jeffboat, the ship-building plant in Jeffersonville, Indiana, will permanently lay off 278 employees over the next five months due to an “industry wide decrease in demand” for the barges made at the shipyard.

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