80 Eramet Marietta employees are now without their jobs after a series of layoffs.
In January, Eramet announced they would be cutting 110 jobs at the plant.
Eramet had to give 60 days notice before the layoffs took effect, and last week the reductions started.
In the past week, 80 Eramet Marietta employees were either layed off or took a voluntary termination.
Eramet officials say the layoffs are necessary to keep the company going during the recession.
"This has been a very, very difficult time for our facility. These folks that have been with us, they're not just our employees, they're family. It's been hard on everyone at Eramet," said Joy Frank-Collins, Eramet Spokesperson.
Employees who lose their jobs will either get a severance package or a bonus sum.
Eramet is also indefinitely idling the company's special product division.
Eramet has also had to put on hold part of the $150-million plan to drastically reduce manganese emissions.
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