- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - DuPont filings to Delaware labor officials show the company’s layoffs in the state will begin in February as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical.

The News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/1IGvEw7 ) that a copy of the filing sent Tuesday indicates most of the 1,700 layoffs will begin Feb. 29 and continue through March 31. Other positions will be eliminated throughout the year. The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires a 60-day notice of any plant closing or a “mass layoff,” defined as 500 or more employees in a single month.

The layoffs will impact 10 locations in Delaware including headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.

The company has approximately 54,000 employees worldwide and the restructuring program will ultimately affect about 10 percent of that workforce.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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