The temporary layoffs at cement manufacturer Holcim have been extended for a second time, effective until the end of March, in what’s becoming a month-to-month evaluation of the company’s financial health.
Robin DeCarlo, Holcim’s vice president of corporate communications, said Monday the company continues to face challenges as the nation’s economic recovery struggles to pick up speed.
Holcim announced last November that 62 workers at its Catskill plant – more than half the workforce — and eight others on disability or workers compensation would be let go. The layoffs were to be temporary – set to last until January. But when the day came, the layoffs were extended until Monday.