Sabic Layoffs

By: Allison Rhea Email
By: Allison Rhea Email

UPDATE: 03-26-10 3:32PM

A move to lower the cost of production at sabic plastic plant has the company offering a voluntary layoff program to employees. Employees at the plant were asked to look at a voluntary layoff package that includes severance pay.

A spokes person with the plant says it's been an incredible difficult process but Sabic is working to make the process easy for employees.

Shelia Naab the Sabic Communications Leader says "those people who will also be laid off will also receive severance packages, pay in benefits, education assistance, continued life insurance, and medical benefits."

The voluntary round of layoffs will last until mid April then sabic will see of involuntary layoffs are needed.
Eighty area workers will be out of a job mid-April, after a plastics plant decides to move production to Illinois.

A Sabic Innovative Plastics spokesperson says Thursday the Washington, West Virginia plant told employees it plans on restructuring the site.

She says the company will be transferring production of two of its resin products to Sabic in Ottawa, Illinois.

The move is to lower the costs of production.

The company is offering a voluntary layoff program and will also offer severance packages, including pay and medical benefits.

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  • by Ramesh Location: Bangalore, INDIA on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:47 PM
    I have worked with GE plastics(R&D centre)at Bangalore for 4 years. After that I quit volountarily to take up some other jobs of my interest. It employees about 250 peoples out of which only 50 employees work. others just come to office, spend time by having chat and go. I really feel pity for SABIC for buying this kind of assets for that high price!!! I really feel bad when people at manufacturing loose jobs, bcz they are the backbones of any company..
  • by Sabic employee Location: Washington on Mar 26, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    Maybe the local politicans will listen to this, 5,600,000 in annual salary lost to the local economy. But I doubt it, because its not election year!
  • by Vote Them All Out on Mar 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    Where are our political leaders Manchin Byrd and Rockefeler We Are Loosing Jobs in West Virgina at break neck speed. They Havent saved one job as far as i can tell
  • by Ed Location: Marietta on Mar 26, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    I was offered a "package" at the last layoff. $15,000 before tax and about $180 per month retirement. I hope they offer more this time because the other offer is not a retirment offer. GE wanted to close this plant and did not because of the profitable product mix. Guess the profit isn't giving big bonuses to the old Ottawa managers now. The present HR guy was brought in as a hit man, has never helped anyone with HR, and will not help anyone now. I feel so sorry for my former co-workers. I wonder if they will "protect" younger certain employees again.
  • by rollo Location: marietta on Mar 26, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    If a person is given the oportunity to relocate and they CHOOSE not to...well then they then can take 110% responsibility for their bad career choice. One MUST relocate to find work. Most folks i know that are succeeding...didnt begin their careers in the MOV. They moved here for the good job or professional career.
  • by Darlene Location: Walker on Mar 26, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    My sister is losing her job after 27 years with no option given to relocate but even if there were that option it would be a significant undertaking to leave ones roots and relocate. With the fabric of our families one may have elderly parents or grandchildren that are an intricate part of their lifes. To relocate is so risky today because jobs are being lost all over America to other countries and stability is not a guarantee. As far as unemployment goes I believe that if you have worked and paid into unemployment then you should be entilted to draw every penny! My thoughts and prayers are with all the employees and their families during this significant emotional event in their lives.
  • by Soon to be former Sabic Location: Washington Site on Mar 26, 2010 at 05:43 AM
    Where is Keith Burdette and Joe Manchin when you need them, obviously they don’t care! Former Sabic hit the nail on the head, all they wanted was our patents so they could make it in China with cheap labor.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:06 AM
    The recent health care bill will run More Companies out of business.CAT recently released a memo that if the bill passed its employee costs would raise several million dollars.Thank You Mr President for saving the economy NOT this is happening on your watch
  • by upthecreek Location: calif on Mar 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM
    ouch that hurts... move to taxifornia we have plenty of government jobs
  • by John Location: Marietta on Mar 25, 2010 at 09:12 PM
    Weird, I don't see all the politicians running to the plant to get their face on TV, and take resposibility for theses jobs.
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