Hamilton County’s largest employer is announcing more layoffs. An estimated 44 people at Electrolux Home Products in Webster City learned this week that they are out of a job. Since November of last year, the washer and dryer manufacturer has laid off about 400 workers.
The layoffs at Electrolux are due to the current economic conditions that is facing the appliance industry. It was in February, 2007, that Electrolux announced it was moving a production line to Juarez, Mexico, taking away some 700 jobs from the Webster City facility.
The current workforce at Electrolux is just over 1,100. A few years ago, there were some 1,900 workers at the plant.