Hitachi in Harrodsburg laying off employees


HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Around 100 employees at Hitachi in Harrodsburg found out Monday they were being laid off.

Harrodsburg Mayor Eddie Long confirms the layoffs and says the city found out about it from the company earlier in the day.

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The layoffs are reportedly part of a “restructuring plan” by the company.

The exact number of employees being laid off at the plant has not been given.

There is also no word on whether there will be layoffs at the company’s other plants in Kentucky.

Officials say the layoffs have been rumored for weeks.

An anonymous employee says some employees were sent text messages to report to a conference room where they were told to leave the property in 30 minutes.

Campsbellsville University is stepping in to help by offering a minimum of 2,000 dollars in scholarships to any employee laid off by Hitachi, as well as offering resources to help them find new jobs.

The anonymous employee blames tariffs for the layoffs.