Hamilton and White County Mines Announce Layoffs

Hamilton Co. — More local miners are without jobs after the Alliance Coal Company announced the layoffs of 275 people in White and Hamilton Counties on Friday. Both the River View Coal LLC and White County Coal LLC are reducing operations, resulting the layoffs of about 75 miners total, while the Hamilton County Coal, LLC is temporarily laying off approximately 200 employees. A spokesperson from the company cites an “oversupplied market” and “overreaching regulations” as the main factors contributing to the layoffs. The company expects the temporary layoff to end by the third quarter of this year.