BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A couple dozen employees of DAK Americas will be let go Thursday and Friday.
The company announced in June that the Navassa plant would be shutting down. The wave of employees being released this week is from the raw materials manufacturing group, according to Ricky Lane with the corporate communications department.
According to DAK officials, employees were given a severance package based on how long they were with the company.
"Employees who remain with DAK until their date of separation from employment are eligible for Career Transition Benefits that include a severance payment and continued subsidized medical coverage based upon an employee's years of service with the company. DAK has work closely with the NC Employment Security Commission, the NC Governors Rapid Response Team. The Brunswick Community College provided assistance to employees on resume writing and job search skills. DAK invited many of the community service providers within the regions to participate in our annual benefits fair. For our retirement eligible employees, DAK has provided external retirement counseling professionals to advise our employees. In addition, DAK has hosted a very well attended on-site job fair with many area employers as well as several new companies to the area. Lastly, DAK has submitted a Trade Adjustment Assistance application to the federal government which if approved will provide additional benefits to our displaced workers," Ricky Lane said in an emailed statement.
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