April 6 is the date oil supermajor Chevron’s Chevron Appalachia unit will begin layoffs at its regional headquarters located west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy learns.
Layoffs will total 288 employees, will begin April 6 and continue through Dec. 31, according to a WARN notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is federal legislation that mandates employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of a business closing or a mass layoff.
The layoffs are permanent, as the office is being closed, according to the notice. Chevron also has a small office in Fayette County, south of Pittsburgh.
The formal announcement is a result of Chevron’s previously announced exit from the Appalachian Basin and sale of its assets in Western Pennsylvania.