January 8, 2009 in Business

Alcoa Wenatchee plant cutting jobs

Associated Press

WENATCHEE – Alcoa Inc. plans to cut 26 jobs at its aluminum plant in Wenatchee.

The world’s third-largest aluminum maker said it will cut 13 percent of its work force worldwide. The company has two smelters in Washington: one in Ferndale and the other in Wenatchee.

Wenatchee Works spokeswoman Sharon Kanareff says the plant cut 43 jobs in November. The latest layoffs bring total employment at the Wenatchee plant to about 370 workers.

A spokeswoman at the company’s Ferndale plant referred calls to Alcoa’s Pittsburgh headquarters, where a spokesman could not immediately be reached.

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