Virus-depleted coal industry eliminates 300 mining jobs

NEWSCENTER 1 | An already difficult year for coal miners just got a lot more difficult.

Per WyoFile, two major coal producers have announced that they will be laying off workers at their Powder River Basin operations on Thursday.

A total of 300 jobs that will be lost for the time being due to the ongoing coal market pressures and the economic shutdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Peabody Energy cut 170 jobs at its North Antelope Rochelle mine, that happens to be the largest in the U.S. by production. Navajo Transitional Co. cut another 130 jobs at its Antelope Mine in Wyoming along with its Spring Creek mine in Montana.

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