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Eagle Picher laying off 135 from Joplin site

July 28, 2016

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Eagle Picher Technologies is laying off 135 workers in Joplin.

Sean Parker, vice president of human resources told The Joplin Globe (http://j.mp/2adiQyX ) Thursday that this round of layoffs is in addition to 90 layoffs the company announced in late May. That is a total of about 225 layoffs, or nearly one-fourth of the company’s workforce this spring.

He says 130 people were laid off Thursday from the company’s headquarters, with the other five coming from another location in Joplin.

Parker says layoffs are needed to allow the company to meet its goals have now been completed.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com