Two companies in our area announce layoffs this week.
According to the Virginia Employment Commission - Timber Truss Housing Systems Inc. in Salem is laying off 50 employees this week. Precision Fabrics Group Inc. is laying off 30 employees at their plant in Vinton.
Plant manager Mike Maust says in a statement "our military business has seen five straight quarters of double digit decline ... And that is what has prompted our very difficult decision to adjust our staff level that will affect 30 associates".
The masked ISIS militant who appears to be shown beheading American journalist Steve Sotloff spoke on video before killing him, saying, “just as your missiles continue to strike our people our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.