Westport Shipyard undergoes another round of layoffs


Westport Shipyard faced another round of layoffs Wednesday, once again citing poor market conditions.

It’s unclear how many employees have been let go or which facilities are affected, as company spokeswoman Jennifer Swogger declined comment beyond a prepared statement. Westport Shipyard operates two facilities on the Harbor, one in Westport and one in Hoquiam. A third facility is located in Port Angeles.

“Westport Shipyard Inc. made adjustments to employment levels at its yacht construction facilities on Wednesday July 10, 2013,” Swogger said in the statement. “The reduction is reflective of the ongoing current market conditions for premier luxury yachts.”

The company laid off employees from its Hoquiam, Westport and Port Angeles locations in March.