More layoffs have been announced at Hamilton County’s largest employer. Electrolux Home Products announced that 129 people will face temporary layoffs at the washer and dryer plant in Webster City effective this Monday, March 30. With this latest announcement, 369 people have been laid off since at Electrolux since last November.
Company spokesman Tony Evans blames continued weak demand and the transition of the front load laundry products from the plant. It was two years ago, in February, 2007, that Electrolux announced it would move 700 jobs from the Webster City plant to a washer and dryer production facility to Mexico.
The current employment at the Webster City Electrolux plant is at 1,149. A few years ago the plant employed some 1,900 workers.